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10/17/2018
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Oracle Issues Massive Collection of Critical Security Updates

The software updates from Oracle address a record number of vulnerabilities.

Updated: 10/18/2018 to correct Onapsis blog information.

Oracle this week issued a Critical Patch Update (CPU) encompassing 301 separate updates spread across the entire Oracle family of products. While not every update is marked "critical," in all they represent a variety of vulnerabilities that Oracle recommends all customers patch as quickly as possible.

According to Onapsis, this marks one of the largest number of vulnerabilities in an Oracle CPU. In its analysis of the CPU, Onapsis says that 28 flaws share the highest-level criticality score — 9.8 — from the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and that more than half of the vulnerabilities lie in business-critical applications.

Waratek issued a guidance statement focusing on programming capabilties, noting that "One-third of the 12 new Java SE bugs carry a severity rating of high or critical; 11 of the 12 can be remotely exploited. Eight of the 12 new WebLogic vulnerabilities are critical."

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ThomasMaloney
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ThomasMaloney,
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12/21/2018 | 4:00:25 AM
Do not take the risk
Some users are to complacent when it comes to system updates. Since these updates often take a lot of time to complete, users become reluctant to complete them. This opens up the opportunity for their systems to be come vulnerable and they are letting themselves become exposed to threats.
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12/18/2018 | 10:13:58 PM
Fix and Patch
I wonder if it's a better idea to release the patches or just blast them all out at one shot so that people can download all the fixes at one shot. It makes for  a shorter down time I reckon? But honestly, the amount of patches that are being released by Oracle right now, it sort of puts a bit of a dampener if you think about just how secure your system has been... Well.. At least they are doing something about it and fixing it and letting their users know I suppose! 
KellimWorthington
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11/29/2018 | 12:47:53 AM
update
i didn't know much detail about this issues in oracle i am new database this i didn't have much knowledge this is why i don't know what is the issue if anyone full then tells me about this because i wanted to do my university assignment for me on any topic related to database and its features.
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