Oracle to patch 79 DB server vulnerabilities

Oracle to patch 79 DB server vulnerabilities

Summary: The most serious of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.

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Oracle's first batch of critical patch updates for 2012 will be super-sized: 79 new security vulnerability fixes across hundreds of Oracle products.

The security fixes, scheduled for next Tuesday (January 17, 2012), will cover holes in the flagship Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle Application Server 10g and numerous additional products and components.

The most serious of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply Critical Patch Update fixes as soon as possible.

More details on the affected products and severity risks available in this advance notice from Oracle.

Topics: Servers, Oracle, Security

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  • God this thing is such a steaming pile. I cant believe anyone still hasnt

    migrated off it. SQL is like 1/4 the price, double the performance on 1/3 the price commodity hardware, and ten times the value in data mining features. Time to dump oracle and delusional Larrys psycho ramblings. He's a lame joke, and thats when he's not busy piling up sexual harassment lawsuits.
    Johnny Vegas
    • Sun hardware was a ripoff too

      @Johnny Vegas How many lawsuits has Larry racked up? I only know of one, and he prevailed. I think McNeely was worse with the ramblings.
      otaddy
  • Oracle Adventure

    I used to run Oracle DBMS then I took a security vulnerability to the knee...
    DerekStanton