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Oracle is to release updates on Tuesday that patches 51 security vulnerabilities across hundreds of products.

The update will fix 27 bugs in the Oracle database, the company's flagship product. Five of them can be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. None of the fixes are applicable to client-only installations of the program.

Tuesday's patch will plug 11 holes in the Oracle Application Server, seven of which are remotely exploitable. Other products being fixed include Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

The maximum severity of the of the flaws is 6.8, as measured on version 2 of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, which uses a scale of 1 to 10.

Oracle generally issues patches every quarter. In July, it issued updates fixing 45 vulnerabilities. ®

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