Decrypt Oracle and database link passwords

At Derbycon 3.0, László Tóth and Ferenc Spala  gave a a new presentation “What’s common in Oracle and Samsung? They tried to think differently… ” (Video). The main focus of the presentation was the Samsung encryption and a new framework called sandy but there was also a small Oracle part.

Laszlo and Ferenc showed how to decrypt Oracle database links in Oracle and Oracle using a small utility called “”. In previous versions Oracle used DES to encrypt/decrypt database links. These database link passwords start with “05” (Oracle’s indicator for DES).


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