Onapsis confirms public exploit attacking Oracle applications can affect Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle October CPU: Onapsis Contributes to EBS Security by Reporting Almost 60% of the Vulnerabilities, Including Those Most Critical
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.
At Onapsis we recognize that information security means more than just protecting your business-critical applications from possible invaders. Worldwide, we see cybersecurity regulations maturing, leading to added pressure for companies to stay compliant. It is clear that, apart from the obvious technical component, the legal aspects of the information security domain demand a growing slice of attention to maintain business prosperity.
At Onapsis we are dedicated to continuously improving security in business-critical applications. Today Onapsis Research Labs released the first Oracle Security In-Depth (OSID) paper. After several years (and 13 different documents) of publishing SAP Security In-Depth (SSID), we are increasing our library to now include Oracle applications.
SAP HANA is a very fast growing product in many SAP environments, that has moved away from just an in-memory database to a complete application plus database system. In today’s blogpost we’ll talk about the SAP HANA internal communication interface, discuss its use in different scenarios, the configuration parameters involved and the different options that SAP HANA administrators should consider to secure their systems. We’ll also perform an analysis of the default configuration introduced in SPS 12 reviewing different parameters and how they impact overall security.
After the release of our threat report about a critical vulnerability on “Unauthorized Business Data Exfiltration Vulnerability”, we are continuing our series of blogpost about Oracle E-Business Suite security. To keep our readers informed about security risks and mitigation techniques to Oracle’s biggest ERP, E-Business Suite (EBS), we will continue to publish blogs on a monthly basis.
As our readers know, we continuously share details to raise awareness and enable organizations to further secure their SAP infrastructure. In this specific blog, we will focus on one of the well-known SAP default users: TMSADM. What the security implications are of having it enabled with default passwords, and how to properly protect it? As you can imagine, it is not as simple as it sounds, so that’s why we created this blogpost for you.
As a security vendor and Research Labs with the goal of protecting our customer’s business-critical applications we also have the continuous balance of proactively informing the community about emerging threats affecting their critical applications. A big part of this is our continuous work with vendors to help them secure vulnerabilities in their software. Today, for the third time, the July 2017 Oracle Critical Patch Update breaks a record on number of patched bugs with 308 vulnerabilities solved.
This is the fourth consecutive blog post in our series on how to make Oracle E-Business Suite more secure. In this post, we will focus on reducing the attack surface - something that is a critical component for any successful information security strategy. The more you can reduce the components that are exposed to attackers (and to vulnerabilities), the more you can focus on keeping your exposed systems secure.
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.