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 18.104.22.168 and Oracle 22.214.171.124 using a small utility called “oradecrlink.py”. In previous versions Oracle used DES to encrypt/decrypt database links. These database link passwords start with “05″ (Oracle’s indicator for DES).