Ho Hum. Oracle Collapses Under Its Own Weight

Java vulnerabilities again and
“Oracle Database Server, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft Products, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle and Sun Systems Products Suite, Oracle Virtualization and Oracle MySQL all need security fixes for one reason or another. Many of the patched vulns allow attackers to gain remote unauthenticated access to marks’ networks.”

see Oracle drops shedload of CRITICAL vuln-busting Java patches.

So, the next time someone tells me I must use Oracle DB or Java because it’s “state of the art” or “everybody who’s anybody uses it”, I will just run away laughing. Users pay for price/performance. Oracle seems to have lots of price but a lot less performance than some folks think. Performance includes security IMHO. Without it pretty much nothing else matters much. 27-1 patches, many of them for fatal flaws… I do have some Java applications on my systems but at least the plugin is disabled in the browsers.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Ho Hum. Oracle Collapses Under Its Own Weight

  1. oiaohm says:

    bw its not like the FOSS world does not know how evil Oracle is. Just look at the FOSS projects that jumped ship from Orcale when Oracle took over sun.

  2. bw says:

    Well, I can join you in thinking gleefully of Oracle’s trials and tribulations. You think Gates is a menace, it seems, but Ellison is a true meanie in the tradition of Dr. No or Blofeld. Of course he is too rich to ever suffer as well, so one has to go elsewhere for satisfaction.

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