Back to Jakubs post. He has made a post on his blog titled "Oracle Database Vault, not so 0-day anymore, privilege escalation using ptrace(2) from UNIX account" that describes a C program - ora_dv_mem_off.c that can be used to bypass database vault.
This bug highlights, the author states, the fact that database vault does not protect DBA access where the DBA has operating system accounts.
It is an interesting post with some detailed C code exploiting the use of ptrace() to access data and turn off DV. This post somewhat reminds me of what Tanel Poder did over a year ago with the hack to fix the SYSDBA flag (bit) in the PGA using the _oradbg_pathname parameter to call an external debugger to flip the bits.
Nice post Jakub.