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Oracle has released a hefty load of security updates that address a total of 104 different vulnerabilities across its product lines.

The database giant said its latest Critical Patch Update includes fixes for its middleware and database platforms, as well as the Hyperion, Siebel, and PeopleSoft platforms and a number of former Sun packages.

The issues addressed range from elevation of privilege and data disclosure flaws to easily targeted remote code execution vulnerabilities rated as high as 10.0 in Oracle's CVSS risk matrix.

Because the update includes a number of fixes for issues rated as "critical," Oracle is advising administrators to test and deploy the patches as soon as possible in order to protect users from attack.

Of the 104 issues addressed in the update, 41 lie within various Sun products. Java SE will receive fixes for nine CVE-listed flaws that the company rates at 9 or 10 on its risk matrix. The flaws have been classified as being remotely exploitable, meaning they can allow an attacker to take complete control of the target system without user notification or authentication.

In total, the Java update addresses 37 security flaws in the platform and it is considered to be a critical fix and top deployment priority. An additional Sun patch addresses four flaws in the Solaris platform which are considered to be lower risks.

Also in the April update are 20 fixes for flaws in Oracle Fusion Middleware. That patch is also considered to be a critical update as it addresses 13 vulnerabilities that can be remotely exploited without user authentication.

Oracle noted that Fusion Middleware customers should also pay close attention to the Database update, as vulnerabilities in shared components could also affect the middleware platform. That Database update addresses two flaws, neither of which are remotely exploitable.

Other fixes in the update include 14 vulnerabilities for MySQL Server, two of which can be remotely targeted, and eight vulnerabilities in PeopleSoft, with five remotely exploitable flaws. Oracle Virtualization, Supply Chain Products Suite, and Siebel CRM also received updates. ®

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