RE: Question on Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2012-1675

From: Uzzell, Stephan <SUzzell_at_MICROS.COM>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 15:45:56 +0000
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Hi Dimitre,

See :

" Note that implementing COST restrictions in RAC environments require the use of SSL/TLS encryption. Such network encryption features were previously only available to customers who were licensed for Oracle Advanced Security. However, RAC customers who were previously not licensed for Oracle Advanced Security need not be concerned about a licensing restriction as Oracle has updated its licensing to allow these customers a restricted use of these features (namely SSL and TLS) to protect themselves against vulnerability CVE-2012-1675. In other words, Oracle has added Oracle Advanced Security SSL/TLS to the Enterprise Edition Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) and RAC One Node options, and added Oracle Advanced Security SSL/TLS to the Oracle Database Standard Edition license when used with the Real Application Clusters."

Stephan Uzzell

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From: [] On Behalf Of Radoulov, Dimitre Sent: Wednesday, 02 May, 2012 11:42
Cc:; oracle Freelists Subject: Re: Question on Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2012-1675

if I am reading Note 1340831.1 correctly, in order to secure the communication between pmon and the scan listeners, we'll need to use SSL.

There is a note about _licensing changes_:

Please refer to the Oracle licensing documentation available on regarding licensing changes that allow Oracle Advanced Security SSL/TLS to be used with Oracle SE Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Enterprise Edition Real Application Customers (Oracle RAC) and Oracle RAC OneNode Options.

I am trying to understand if we need to buy the Advanced Security option in order to fix the issue (I hope we don't ...).

Can anybody throw some light on this?


On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Martin Berger <> wrote:
> Hi Kumar,
> even untested,
> yes, that is enough.
> for local listener
> is the same in both documents (it's just more widely explained in 1453883.1).
> as this is a real new topic and many are interested in it's details,
> please share all your findings?
> Martin
> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Kumar Madduri <> wrote:
>> Hi
>> Two notes are given for applying the fix for this alert (one for rac
>> and another for non-rac).
>> We dont use scan listeners on a 2 node rac. So after reading the note
>> 1340831.1, I think the steps listed for scan listeners are not
>> required (creating wallet and other steps that follow).
>> In this case note 1453883.1 (for non-rac) is applicable for rac as well.
>> I am going to re-read the notes again and raise SR if required but
>> thought about checking with the list as well.
>> Thank you
>> Kumar
>> --
> --


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