Bug hunter David Litchfield on Wednesday provided limited details on a new,. The problem lies in the PLSQL Gateway, a component of the Oracle Internet Application Server, the Oracle Application Server and the Oracle HTTP Server, he said in an e-mail to the BugTraq mailing list. Litchfield is co-founder of U.K.-based Next Generation Security Software and one of Oracle's .
The flaw can be exploited by an attacker to gain full administrator-level control of a database server through a Web server, Litchfield wrote. He provides a workaround in the mail so Oracle users can protect themselves against attacks. The flaw was reported to Oracle on Oct. 26. Litchfield had hoped that Oracle would provide a fix or a workaround on its. "They failed to do so," he wrote.