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Oracle Database Firewall Patch

Earlier this year, oracle released there first version of Oracle Database Firewall. Since a couple of week’s now a bunch of patches are available. The latest seems to be available since today. As usual the patch can be obtained through the Patch Search on My Oracle Support.

Installation

The patches are delivered as a ZIP archive with misc RPM. These RPM’s have to be copied onto the Database Firewall or the Management Server. As soon as this is done the can be installed with rpm as root. After a reboot the update is complete. By the way, to be able to copy the patch’s and access the system via ssh / command line, terminal access has to be enabled in the system configuration (DB Firewall Web Console).

Installing the latest patch on the Database Firewall would be done according the following procedure :

scp dbfw-multi-5.0-134.i686.rpm support@192.168.1.200:/tmp/

ssh support@192.168.1.200

su -
cd /tmp

rpm --freshen --repackage dbfw-multi-5.0-134.i686.rpm

/bin/ls /var/spool/repackage -t | /usr/bin/head -n1 \
 > /usr/local/dbfw/updates/lastrpm

reboot

Don’t forget to review the readme.txt before installing any patch. It’s a text file very short and readable within seconds 😉

List of available Patches

Below you find a list of available patch’s for Oracle Database Firewall. The amount of patches is still manageable, so that the entire list fits into this post 😉 There is one more (11794289) but this one is supersede by bundled patch 1.

Patch Name Description Release Platform Updated Size
11872181 BUNDLED PATCH 1 5.0 Linux x86 Mar 16, 2011 61.1 MB
11886996 HOT FIX FOR BNY RESTORING CONFIGURATION 5.0 Linux x86 Mar 18, 2011 10.9 MB
11934644 BNY Audit Reports 5.0 Generic Platform Mar 30, 2011 11.1 MB
11873566 LOG SEARCH RESULTS: LONG (>4000 BYTE) STATEMENTS CAUSING ERROR IN SYSTEM LOG 5.0 Linux x86 Apr 7, 2011 11.1 MB
12317493 DBFW 5.0 – BUNDLED PATCH 2 5.0 Linux x86 Apr 12, 2011 64.8 MB
12391703 Alerting and Reporting Hot Fix 5.0 Linux x86 May 10, 2011 50.3 MB

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