Granting INDEX privilege gives access to your data

Note: this code has been tested on version 19c (19.3.0.0.0)

In this post, I’ll show how incredibly easy is to read data from a table by having only the INDEX privilege granted on it. It’s something I found out when preparing a demo about Oracle Virtual Private Database, you’ll see why later on in this post.
Let’s imagine the following scenario: user SCOTT owns a table┬áCUSTOMERS_CC holding sensitive information about customers

Read More…