oracle missing security patches
Posted on 2013-01-31
What is your view on the following. We have an internal application that doesnt process sensitive data, based on oracle 11g. A recent security healthcheck identified this server and oracle as woefully out of date and has endless missing security patches. The admins seem to be of the mindset if theres no sensitive data in the database, the motive of an insider to exploit a missing patch would be almost non existent.Aside from unauthorised access to, and theft of sensitive data, are there any other issues benig missed by not applying these security patches? Is there response valid?