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Oracle Exadata Database Machine Security FAQ (Doc ID 2751741.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 19.1.0.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This note serves as a focal point for various security best practices and recommendations as provided by the Exadata development Security Maximum Availability and Architecture (Security MAA) team. References to material from other teams, such as Oracle Database Security, Exadata Cloud@Customer (ExaCC), etc. may also be included. Commonly asked security questions and corresponding collateral are posted below for customer convenience.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 Can the kernel be updated via ksplice without shutting the database down?
 Where can I find more information about a specific vulnerability as identified by a scanning tool?
 Does Exadata follow any industry standard system hardening benchmarks?
 Does Exadata have any guidance for customers seeking Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance?
 Is the Exadata Security Guide available online?
 Do you have any other collateral for Exadata security in general?
 Where can I find Oracle database security material?
 Can I update the Java Development Kit (JDK) and/or Java Runtime Environment (JRE) package?
 Where can I stay informed of Exadata critical issues?
References

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