Oracle Database Server CVE-2019-2940 Local Security Vulnerability



Date Discovered

October 15, 2019


Oracle Database Server is prone to a local security vulnerability. The vulnerability can be exploited over the 'OracleNet' protocol. The 'Core RDBMS' component is affected. This vulnerability affects the following supported versions:, and 18c

Technologies Affected

  • Oracle Database Server
  • Oracle Database Server
  • Oracle Database Server 18c


Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Grant local interactive access to affected computers for trusted and accountable users only.

Permit privileged access for trusted individuals only.
Permitting privileged access to known and trusted individuals only may limit the exposure to this and other latent vulnerabilities.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To limit the impact of latent vulnerabilities, configure database servers and other applications to run as a nonadministrative user with minimal access rights.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



Emad Al-Mousa of Saudi Aramco

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