RE: is it ok to tighten up extproc security?

From: Michael Fontana <>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:36:14 -0600 (CST)
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I recall having to use extproc a long time ago. It was required for doing searches within LONG datatype and text based indexes columns.  

I doubt Peoplesoft uses it, but someone might have created a stored procedure.  

See note NOTE:436826.1      

From: [] On Behalf Of Bradd Piontek
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 9:12 AM
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Subject: Re: is it ok to tighten up extproc security?  

I"m pretty sure you can check the listener log for any access to the EXTPROC process as well.

Bradd Piontek
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  • William Feather

On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Dan Norris <> wrote:

Sounds like everyone's recommending just removing it. Just in case you're the one site using extproc callouts, you might want to check dba_libraries to see if any have been registered. I'm not positive that an empty dba_libraries means that you're in the clear, but I'm pretty sure you'll see some obviously custom entries in there if someone has created a library for callouts.

I don't believe that Peoplesoft uses any extproc callouts (it sort of violates their "database-independent implementation" style).

Of course, you could just comment it out and wait for the phone to ring. That's probably what I'd do :).


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