CVE-2021-4034: polkit vulnerability affecting Oracle Linux 7 and 8

CVE-2021-4034 The polkit vulnerability that is supposedly present in the default configuration of all major Linux distributions has been confirmed by Oracle to be affecting Oracle Linux versions 7 and 8. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability and gain access to “root” gaining full privileges on the exploited system. At the time of writing this article, […]

CVE-2021-44228: Log4j

What is this vulnerability? Earlier today i.e. Dec 10, 2021, NIST released the details about CVE-2021-44228, a remote code execution vulnerability in Apache Log4j. Please refer to the National Vulnerability Database site for most up to date information. Impacted Oracle products and fixes Oracle has just now released the security alert and patch advisory. At […]

Earn your OCI certifications for free! Limited time offer..

Oracle has just announced the limited time offer to learn and earn OCI and Autonomous certifications for free until December 2021. Available free certifications (Quick-list) Below is a quick-list of available free certifications for OCI: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Associate-Level OCI Foundations 2021 Associate OCI 2021 Architect Associate OCI 2021 Cloud Operations Associate OCI Developer 2021 […]

New way to contact Oracle Cloud Support

Oracle Cloud Support Center A very small post but, such a big news and unless I missed it, I did not see a big announcement on this. On July 21st, Oracle Support Center was made available. It can be used to create/ manage support requests, monitor OCI service status, access Oracle Cloud Community and guess […]

Oracle Cloud Pricing – Did something change?

OCPU vs vCPU If you are familiar with Oracle could pricing or, considering Oracle Cloud or, even comparing the size/ cost between Oracle Cloud and other cloud providers, I am sure you come across the term OCPU. Oracle uses OCPU (Oracle Compute Unit) and other cloud providers uses vCPU. The usage of OCPU and not […]

OCI – What’s New in DB Services – July 2021?

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – July 2021 New Releases (Database) Oracle Cloud infrastructure is continuously evolving with more and more interesting, exciting and useful features. There are so many updates to follow and keep a track of, hence I decided to write a post to consolidate all the updates for the month of July 2021, grouped […]

Exadata – AIDE is awesome but…

AIDE: Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment With the release of Exadata system software 19.1.0, Oracle added a bunch of improvements in Exadata security. AIDE is an one such new feature. It is enabled by default at the time of installation. The utility to manage AIDE is called “exadataAIDE” and is installed at: /opt/oracle.SupportTools. What is the […]