Oracle has released an out-of-cycle security advisory (CVE-2017-10151) for a vulnerability affecting Oracle Identity Manager. This vulnerability has a CVSS 3.0 base score of 10 out of 10. Oracle Identity Manager is the identity governance component within the Oracle Identity Management solution. All supported versions of Identity Manager are impacted from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.0. Most likely 184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11 are also vulnerable. Previous Identity Manager
Integrigy will be presenting again this year on database security at Oracle Open World 2017 (San Francisco, October 1-5). If you will be attending Open World, please join us for this informative session on database security.
The Thrifty DBA Does Database Security
Sunday, Oct 01, 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Moscone South - Room 159
Stephen Kost, Founder and CTO, Integrigy Corporation
Last week I posted a blog introducing SCAP and OVAL. Here is a quick follow-up with a link to a sql57_test example using the Oracle E-Business Suite - it will suffice for any Oracle database.
Last week’s unprecedented ransomware cyber attacks (http://preview.tinyurl.com/lhjfjgk) caught me working through some research on security automation. The cyber attacks evidently were attributed to an unpatched Windows XP vulnerability. When challenged with securing 1,000s of assets such as all the Windows desktops and Linux servers in an organization, automation quickly becomes a requirement.
The most recent version of the Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 12.2, introduces on-line patching to reduce downtime requirements. This new technical functionality is based on Edition-based redefinition provided by the Oracle 11gR2 database. For the E-Business Suite to make use of Editioning, Oracle has added a new schema to the ‘APPS’ family – the APPS_NE schema.
The APPS_NE schema is the owner of those objects previously owned by APPS that cannot be Editioned or in other words; the APPS_NEW is the APPS schema for the non-editioned database objects.
This is the eleventh and final posting in a blog series summarizing the new Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Mobile and web services functionality and recommendations for securing them.
The evolution of the Oracle E-Business Suite since its inception in the late 1980s has gone through many significant changes. For example, I can personally remember in the late 1990s upgrading clients to release 10.5 of the E-Business Suite with the big change being the introduction of the APPS schema.
This is the tenth posting in a blog series summarizing the new Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Mobile and web services functionality and recommendations for securing them.
Oracle Corporation has been building out Mobile and Smartphone applications for the Oracle E-Business Suite for a number of releases. Before release 12.2.5, this functionality was designed only for deployment through a corporate VPN, not through an Oracle E-Business Suite external node over the Internet (e.g. a server in DMZ).
For those of you using and/or considering Unified Auditing, in case you might have missed, Oracle has made significant changes to Unified Auditing in 12.2. Unified Auditing, new in Oracle 12c, represents a complete rewrite of how native database auditing works - see the links below for Integrigy research on Unified Auditing.
This is the ninth posting in a blog series summarizing the new Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Mobile and web services functionality and recommendations for securing them.
The most common use of web services with the Oracle E-Business Suite is the Oracle Suppler Network (OSN). Do not confuse OSN with the Oracle Social Network (also referred to as OSN) or when configuring OSN, do not confuse the Oracle Transport Agent (OXTA) web services with Oracle Training Administration (OTA) web services.
After discussions at Collaborate2017 with several PeopleSoft architects we have revised our Guide to PeopleSoft Auditing. The key change is the recommendation NOT to use PeopleSoft’s native database auditing and to instead use Oracle Fine Grained Auditing (FGA). FGA comes free with the Enterprise Edition of the Oracle RDBMS and, not only is it easier to implement, FGA does not have the performance impact of PeopleSoft’s native auditing.
The program name attribute (V$SESSION.PROGRAM) is not by default passed to Oracle’s audit logs. It can be optionally included. To do so, apply Patch 7023214 on the source database. After the patch is applied, the following event needs to be set:
ALTER SYSTEM SET EVENT='28058 trace name context forever' COMMENT='enable program logging in audit trail' SCOPE=SPFILE;
The table below summarizes key session attributres (V$SESSION) that are passed/not passed to Oracle auditing
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Mobile and Web Services Security Requires Web Application Firewall (WAF)
This is the eighth posting in a blog series summarizing the new Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Mobile and web services functionality and recommendations for securing them.
This is the seventh posting in a blog series summarizing the new Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Mobile and web services functionality and recommendations for securing them.
Once traffic is accepted and passed by the URL Firewall, WebLogic initiates the standard Oracle E-Business Suite authentication and authorization procedures. Web services are authenticated and authorized no differently than for end-users.