One of the most important components of securing business-critical applications is to ensure the systems are always up to date with the latest security patches to reduce the risk level. Today Oracle released the last Critical Patch Update (CPU) of the year. In this CPU, Oracle stopped an increasing trend seen in the last three CPUs, where Oracle continually fixed more vulnerabilities during each new CPU. In the latest CPU, Oracle fixed 252 security vulnerabilities.
For a third week in a row, we’re providing you with best practices for securing your Oracle E-Business Suite implementation. Today, we are going to talk about a common topic: password security. When it comes to password policy, the first thing that probably comes to mind is having a secure password. That is why in addition to all network security layers, it is very important to have a proper password policy, along with a users list and groups so to follow a guideline of how passwords are formed.
Last week, we begin a blogpost series with the objective of reviewing Oracle E-Business Suite Security. The first publication detailed how to activate the Server Security Feature, and in today’s post we will focus on password hashing. We will analyze the different types of hashing and how it is implemented in Oracle E-Business Suite.
As most of our regular readers may know, the Onapsis Research Labs have been working on developing Oracle Security for several months. We’ve done this by updating our readers with analysis on quarterly patch updates, and to date have released over one hundred advisories for this platform. In our continous goal to provide the industry with greater resources to secure their business critical applications, starting today we will be publishing a series of weekly blog posts focusing on different areas of protecting Oracle E-Business Suite.