11/27/2006

Oracle database software has more flaws than SQL Server

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:59 pm

Microsoft Corp may be taking the most heat among software vendors for security problems, but it’s not always the one with the worst record.

A comparison of vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s SQL Server database with Oracle Corp.’s relational database management products by Next Generation Security Software Ltd. (NGSS) shows that the latter vendor’s products to have far more vulnerabilities than do products from Microsoft.

Between December 2000 and November 2006, external researchers discovered 233 vulnerabilities in Oracle’s products compared with 59 in Microsoft’s SQL Server technology, according to NGSS, which has worked for Microsoft in the past to make its software products more secure. The study looked at vulnerabilities that were reported and fixed in SQL Server 7, 2000 and 2005 and Oracle’s database Versions 8, 9 and 10g.

Source: computerworld

 

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