Oracle Patch Day: 37 flaws fixed

Oracle has released its quarterly "critical patch update" with fixes for a total of 37 security holes in its database and application server products. One of the bugs fixed in this patch batch dates back to 2003.

Oracle has released its quarterly "critical patch update" with fixes for a total of 37 security holes in its database and application server products.

The April 2007 CPU addresses a wide range of vulnerabilities affecting the following product lines:

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* Oracle Database (14 flaws, including one with a CVSS base score of 7.0)

* Oracle Secure Enterprise (1 new vulnerability fixed)

* Oracle Application Server (5 vulnerabilities fixed)

* Oracle Collaboration Suite (1 flaw patched)

* Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications (11 new security fixes)

* Oracle Enterprise Manager (1 flaw that may be remotely exploitable without authentication)

* Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (4 new security fixes)

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle "strongly recommends that fixes are applied as soon as possible."

According to Alexander Kornbrust, a database security expert, one of the bugs fixed in this patch batch dates back to 2003.  He also notes that it is necessary to apply this CPU on every Oracle Client installation.

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