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Oracle XE TNS Mitigation

It’s been quite a while since my last post. Finding time to post is the roughest part for me so forgive this post if it’s a bit crude. I felt it was more important to get this up than make it pretty.

First some background.  All versions of Oracle at this point have a vulnerability to TNS Poisoning. I won’t go into details of that since it’s documented and discussed numerous places. What I will cover is what steps I have taken to secure my implementation of Oracle XE 11g. I should note that none of my implementations are EXTERNAL FACING, they are internal to the network only.

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Oracle Application Express Listener 403 Forbidden Error GlassFish

I seem to have discovered some “undocumented” behavior in the Oracle Application Express Listener. I say “undocumented” because I couldn’t find any reference to it in the documentation. It’s not completely odd behavior but it probably should be documented if it is intended behavior.

First, here is my configuration. I do not know if the issue exists with all configurations of the Application Express Listener.

  •  Windows 2008r2
  •  Oracle XE 11gR2
  •  APEX 4.1.1
  •  APEX Listener 1.1.3.243
  •  GlassFish Server 3.1.2

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