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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Two new blogs on Oracle internals

Its like buses in the UK, you wait for ages for one to arrive and nothing, then suddenly there are two along at the same time. I have just added two new blogs to my Oracle blogs aggregator that are focused on Oracle internals. If like me you are interested in Oracle security then you should also be interested in Oracle internals. The two should go together hand-in-hand, why? well details of how something works helps you understand more detail so that you can better understand how it may be broken or hacked and then obviously better understand how to fix it (read, secure it).

The first blog is Dennis Yurichev's who is a reverser and a security researcher. There are some interesting posts, particularly the dumps from the Oracle binaries that show "probable" function calling sequences in the Oracle library. Useful if you want to see some sort of heirarchy or match to a trace created with a tool such as truss or strace. I have known Dennis a long time via email so its nice to see him start a blog

The second blog is that of Miladin Modrakovic whom I have also known via the net for a ling time due to him asking me to publish some of his papers on my site around direct SGA attaches and also oradebug use. The links and papers are in his new blog posts so have a browse.

Both blogs have a slightly different focus but both firmly around internals, along with Tanels blog we now have the promise of some great internals info.