ORA-603 ORA-604 ORA-1001 ORA-28003 when PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION Returns FALSE (Doc ID 1264842.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 23-Apr-2013

Symptoms

A list of error codes are returned when the PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION defined in user's profile fails(returns FALSE). 
ERROR at line 1: 
ORA-00603: ORACLE server session terminated by fatal error 
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1 
ORA-01001: invalid cursor 
ORA-28003: password verification for the specified password failed 
In earlier versions (10.2.0.X ,  11.1.0.X) in similar conditions we see only the ORA-28003 error. 

Cause

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