ITEC Newsletter

Vol. 11, No. 5
August 27, 2003
Table of Contents

  1. Oracle Security Alerts
  2. New Oracle9i Release 2 Server Patchset Available
  3. Oracle Desupport Advisories and Notices
  4. ITEC Support and Services Survey 2003
     

1. Oracle Security Alerts

Oracle has just released security alerts 57 and 58. Descriptions, patches and/or workarounds are available on the ITEC FTP site.

When trying to apply the patch for Security Alert 58, Opatch reported conflict. Is it safe to apply the patch?
The Opatch log shows the following message:

BUG_CONFLICT
Rolling back patch 2990334
-id 2990334 -ph /export/oracle/9.2.0/patches/3072796
Backing-up archive files

Yes, it is safe to apply the patch and ignore the conflict message. Patch 2990334 is related to Secuity Alert 57, which is included in the patch for Security Alert 58. The patch for Security Alert 58 is replacing the same files that Security Alert 57 fixed. This caused the conflict warning to be displayed.

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This is from an internal faq for security patch 58. So do the @install_patch again and say Y for the question "Do you wish to proceed nevertheless? [N] "

Submitted by Joe Lofft (scadm@itec.mail.suny.edu)


2. New Oracle9i Release 2 Server Patchset Available

9.2.0.4 is the latest Oracle Server patchset and Oracle recommends upgrading as soon as you can. It is available for the following platforms/os:

The patch is available on our ftp server. After you log in, simply do an "ls *9204*". If you need the username/password, please email scadm@itec.mail.suny.edu.

Submitted by Todd Randall (scadm@itec.mail.suny.edu)


3. Oracle Desupport Advisories and Notices

See attached notice: New Desupport Advisories & Notices

Submitted by Dan Brint (scadm@itec.mail.suny.edu)


4.  ITEC Support and Services Survey 2003

Please help the ITEC Executive Board in mapping the future of ITEC by completing the ITEC Support and Services Survey 2003 available on our web page: http://ias.itec.suny.edu/pls/itec_survey/survey.default_page

The survey is divided into areas of support and an overall general evaluation of ITEC. We encourage you to complete the portions that are applicable to your campus. We encourage multiple responses, or a collaboration of effort, for each member campus.

Your responses will be analyzed and reviewed by the ITEC Executive Board. It is the intent of the Executive Board to direct the future of ITEC support and services based on your responses to this survey.

We understand the workload you are all facing and very much appreciate your time in completing this survey.

Submitted by Barbara Boquard (Barb.Boquard@itec.mail.suny.edu)

 

Editor:  Barbara A. Boquard

Barb.Boquard@itec.mail.suny.edu

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