Feeds

Oracle preps summer patch cluster

45 updates equal overtime for sysadmins

A new approach to endpoint data protection

Oracle is preparing to release 45 security patches on Tuesday 15 July as part of its quarterly update cycle.

The updates cover unspecified security bugs across multiple Oracle products including its Oracle Database, Application Server, E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft business applications. Some of the updates address vulnerabilities in multiple products.

Eleven of the planned security updates include patches for versions of Oracle's database. Fortunately none of the flaws lend themselves to remote exploitation without requiring login credentials.

The same can't be said for the nine new security fixes for Oracle Application Server. All nine are capable of being exploited by hackers without login credentials, Oracle warns. Three of the seven updates for Oracle WebLogic Server carry the same risk.

Oracle rates the most severe of this quarter's patch batch (involving the flaws in Application Servers and WebLogic Server) at 6.8 out of 10 - pretty critical - according to the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), a cross-industry initiative designed to standardise vulnerability ratings. More details can be found in Oracle's pre-release announcement here. ®

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration

More from The Register

next story
PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users
Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Fiendishly complex password app extension ships for iOS 8
Just slip it in, won't hurt a bit, 1Password makers urge devs
Mozilla keeps its Beard, hopes anti-gay marriage troubles are now over
Plenty on new CEO's todo list – starting with Firefox's slipping grasp
Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg
Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one
Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready
Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?