Apache Log4j Vulnerability with Oracle Forms and APEX

In recent days, a notification was sent out to the public stating that a zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) had been discovered in Apache log4j versions up to 2.14.1 and even 2.15.0. What is happening is that the JNDI features used in any of the configurations or...

Oracle Forms 12.2.1.4.0 Now Supported with Java 17

Oracle has recently released Java 17, the latest long-term version available similar to Java 8 and 11. One of the huge benefits of Java 17, in addition to having the latest security updates and enhancements, is that it is currently available for FREE for personal and...

The End of Internet Explorer – How Does It Impact Oracle Forms?

Microsoft has just announced that Internet Explorer will be officially retired and taken out of support on June 15, 2022. With this announcement, this will mean that Microsoft will no longer be providing monthly security updates to Internet Explorer and that Microsoft...

Why You Should Clean Up Forms Code with PITSS.CON

Oracle Forms applications are very powerful with allowing end users to input data into an Oracle Database through the use of a web interface. The source code for the Oracle Forms applications require ongoing support with additional development and maintenance....

JNLP Window Closes Upon Launching Forms Application

Java Web Start (JWS) is one of the ways which end users are able to run their Oracle Forms 12c applications without being required to use Internet Explorer. JWS allows users to run Forms applications by downloading a JNLP file and then launching it which launches a...

Why it is Important to Maintain Your PITSS.CON Environment

PITSS.CON is a powerful tool which has helped many customers upgrade their Oracle Forms applications from older releases such as 6i to 11g and 12c as well as modernize Oracle Forms applications to other technologies such as APEX, ADF, etc. As time goes by, updates are...

Oracle Forms 12.2.1.3.0 Jar File Expiration Notice

NOTE: This only applies to Oracle Forms 12.2.1.3.0. If you are using Oracle Forms 12.2.1.4.0, the jar files do not need to be patched. As of December 30, 2020, all Oracle Forms-related jar files provided and signed by Oracle for Forms 12.2.1.3.0 have expired. PITSS...

Options for Running Java Web Start

Java Web Start (JWS) is a more secure way of running your Oracle Forms applications compared to the now deprecated plugin option. With JWS, you can launch your Oracle Forms application by downloading or running a JNLP file using Java Web Launcher. There are a couple...