| Non-local maintenance and diagnostic activities are those activities conducted by individuals communicating through a network, either an external network (e.g., the Internet) or an internal network.
The act of managing systems and applications includes the ability to access sensitive application information, such as system configuration details, diagnostic information, user information, and potentially sensitive application data.
When applications provide a remote management capability inherent to the application, the application needs to ensure all sessions and network connections are terminated when non-local maintenance is completed.
When network connections are left open after the database session has closed, the network session is open to session hijacking.
The Oracle Listener inherently meets most of this SRG requirement. When a user logs off, or times out, or encounters an unrecoverable network fault, the Oracle Listener terminates all sessions and network connections. The remaining aspect of the requirement, the timeout because of inactivity, is configurable. |