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...

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...

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...

Timeouts in Oracle Forms

By default, Oracle Forms is not configured to have sessions timeout after a session has been idle for a specific period of time. However, it can be possible to either configure timeouts in Oracle Forms or to have Forms sessions time out due to outside factors. In...