Oracle readying 46 security patches for DB, server products

Database and server giant Oracle is planning to ship patches for a total of 46 vulnerabilities next Tuesday (July 17) as part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update release process.

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Database and server giant Oracle is planning to ship patches for a total of 46 vulnerabilities next Tuesday (July 17) as part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update release process.

The patches will cover potentially severe holes affecting Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Collaboration Suite, Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications, and Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise.

Oracle Database is affected by 20 of the 46 holes, including a new security fix for Application Express. Two of these vulnerabilities are considered remotely exploitable without requiring authentication.

Oracle Application Server is affected by four vulnerabilities. Three of these will be carry a high-risk rating because they can remotely exploitable without authentication.

Oracle said 14 of the patches will cover holes in the Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications (six are considered critical) and three patches will deal with flaws in Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools.

So far in 2007, Oracle has released patches for a whopping 133 vulnerabilities.

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