Oracle Issues Critical Patch

Thursday Jul 14th 2005 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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The quarterly update includes fixes for more than 40 vulnerabilities, but it's what's missing that will cause IT headaches.

[From internetnews.com]

Officials at Oracle (Quote, Chart) released the company's quarterly allotment of security fixes earlier this week, plugging 49 vulnerabilities in its software line.

The update also includes a number of non-security patches that are needed because of interdependency issues with the security patches. The "Critical Patch Update" affects the Oracle Database Server, Application Server, E-Business and Applications, and Enterprise Manager suites.

According to the Oracle security advisory, none of the 12 database-related vulnerabilities affect client-only machines; end user machines that only touch the database are safe, it notes, if the last security patch was installed.

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