The article starts by saying that Oracle has some serious un-patched flaws in its software that they have known about for about two years. The article includes a conversation with Alex Kornbrust who revealed the bugs to the world. Alex talks about the seriousness of the bugs and also how he tried to pressure Oracle into releasing fixes. Oracle did not comment on the release but said it believes that details of bugs should not be revealed until patches are available. A spokesperson said:
"We are disappointed when researchers act contrary to this industry best practice"
Joris also interviewed Steve Manzuic of Eeye Digital Security and also Michael Sutton of iDefense. Joris also interviewed me about this release and I am quoted as well (I have updated my in-the-news section to include links to this article)
Alex found a lack of response from Oracle on fixing these bugs. I asked him this morning about Oracle's spokesman's response in this news article and he said:
"Oracle should know it better. They are a core member of OIS. The OIS suggests to send status updates every week."
Again as I said yesterday anyone using Forms or Reports is advised to follow Alex's workarounds.