back to article Dust yourself off and try again: Ancient Solaris patch missed the mark

A vulnerability first detected and "resolved" years ago in Oracle's Unix OS, Solaris, has resurfaced, necessitating a fix in Big Red's latest quarterly patch batch. Rather than a Lazarus-like return from the dead, it's more a case of security researchers discovering that the original fix, for a component that's become known as …

  1. CraPo
    Pint

    for the Aaliyah reference ------>

  2. Christian Berger Silver badge

    Oracle still exists?

    Didn't they close down the shop in 1992?

    Here's a source for that:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORACLE_(teletext)

    First airdate from 1978

    Closed 31 December 1992

    1. Wensleydale Cheese Silver badge

      Re: Oracle still exists?

      "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORACLE_(teletext)"

      Yikes, Jobfinder

      I endured that on several occasions when I got up too early.

      No IT jobs, as I recall.

  3. Alistair Silver badge
    Mushroom

    damn good thing we don't have ............

    oh

    eeeeeeeeeeeewwww. Patching *those* is gonna suck.

  4. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    A case of "not many eyes" perhaps?

  5. LucreLout Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Please allow me to be the first to....

    ...bring the mock howls of rage:

    It's 2018 and your Solaris box can still be owned by an 11 year old using an 11 year old bug!!!

    As you were chaps n chapesses.

  6. Rob Crawford

    WTF

    Oh right I forgot Oracle, I suppose that explains it all really

  7. Aodhhan Bronze badge

    Raise your hand...

    If anyone is shocked Oracle had this problem.

    ...take the walk of shame if you're still using Oracle products. This includes the whacky Symantec products (Like DLP) which build it into the application.

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