Eye on Oracle

Apr 17 2012   2:57PM GMT

Oracle set to release critical patch update

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Oracle is scheduled to release its quarterly critical patch update today, with some 88 fixes across all its product lines.

The most critical issues are in Fusion Middleware, followed by Oracle Database and Sun products. This patch is larger than the last one in January, which had 78 fixes. There are six fixes withing Oracle Database Server, including three that could remotely exploited without authentication. Components affected include Application Express and Oracle Spatial. There are 11 fixes for Fusion Middleware, nine of which could be remotely exploited without authentication. Components affected include BI Publisher, Identity Manager and Oracle JDeveloper. There are 15 fixes for Sun products, including five which could be remotely exploited without authentication. Components affected include Solaris, Sparc M-series servers, and GlassFish.

Other fixes:

  • 6 for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
  • 4 for Oracle E-Business Suite
  • 5 for Oracle Supply Chain products
  • 15 for PeopleSoft
  • 2 for Oracle Industry Applications
  • 17 for Oracle financial services software
  • 1 for Primavera
  • 6 for MySQL

But does it matter? Do you bother to implement patches as soon as they come out, or are there other steps involved before you do that? Let us know in the comments.

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