By Robert McMillan
October 16, 2009
IDG News Service
After a record-setting week of Microsoft and Adobe security patches,
Oracle is gearing up for a major update of its own next week.
Next Tuesday, the database vendor will release its quarterly Critical
Patch Update, which "contains 38 security vulnerability fixes across
hundreds of Oracle products," according to an advance notification
posted to Oracle's Web site.
As usual, Oracle's most-patched product next week will be its flagship
database, which will get 16 bug fixes. Six of these flaws may be
exploitable over a network without any type of authentication, Oracle
Also in the mix are eight fixes for the company's E-Business Suite,
three for Oracle Application Server and one for the Industry
Applications Products Suite.
Patches are also planned for Oracle's BEA, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards
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