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Archived Security Articles
16 Aug 2015
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Stateful Packet Inspection [45078]
By Sasha Nedvedicky

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30 Jul 2015
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CVSS Version 3.0 [44707]
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)

Darius Wiles writes, "Version 3.0 of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) has been announced by the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST). Although there have been no high-level changes to the standard since the Preview 2 release which I discussed in a previous blog post, there have been a lot of improvements to the documentation.

Soon, Oracle will be using CVSS v3.0 to report CVSS Base scores in its security advisories..."
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29 Jul 2015
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Security Inside Out Newsletter [44703]
July Edition

The July edition of the Security Inside newsletter is now available. The newsletter where we highlight key Oracle Security news and provide information on the latest webcasts, events, training and more.
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22 Jul 2015
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What Does Security Mean in the Digital World? [44627]
By Marcel Rizcallah, Senior Director, Security Domain Leader, EMEA Oracle Consulting

Marcel Rizcallah (Senior Director, Security Domain Leader, EMEA Oracle Consulting_) writes, "Digital transformation is changing our world today. Cars and homes are connected and can be controlled remotely. People are connected through social networks and can share ideas, services and goods. Organizations are providing services on customers' mobile devices such as online banking or taxi bookings.."
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07 Jul 2015
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OpenSSH in Solaris 11.3 [44153]
By Darren Moffat

Darren reports, "Solaris 9 was the first release where we included an implementation of the IETF SSH client and server protocols, I led that project and at the time I was also the document editor for the IETF standards documents. We started with OpenSSH but for various reasons it ended up over time being a Solaris specific fork called SunSSH. We have regularly resynced for features and bug fixes with OpenSSH, but SunSSH remains a fork.

Starting with Solaris 11.3 we supply OpenSSH in addition to SunSSH. The intent is that in some future release SunSSH will be removed leaving only OpenSSH..."
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07 Jul 2015
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OpenSSL on Oracle Solaris 11.3 [44157]
EOL SSLv2 Support

Misaki Miyashita blogs, "As with Solaris 11.2, Solaris 11.3 delivers two versions of OpenSSL: the non-FIPS 140 version (default) and the FIPS 140 version. They are both based on OpenSSL 1.0.1o (as of July 7th, 2015).

There are no major features added to Solaris 11.3 OpenSSL; however, there are a couple of things that I would like to note..."
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