Oracle Releases July Patches

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 02:07 PM gHale

Oracle shipped its quarterly patch out with 89 updates which means a good chunk of its enterprise software products need updating.

Updates to the Oracle Database; Fusion Middleware; the Oracle and Sun Systems Product Suite — including the Solaris OS; and MySQL should be patching priorities.

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Oracle’s Critical Patch Update for July 2013 covers six bulletins for Oracle’s flagship database software, one of which is remotely exploitable.

The XML parser vulnerability, which is remotely accessible but requires authentication, has a 9.0 CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) severity score.

Eighteen vulnerabilities in Oracle’s MySQL database ended up patched, including two that are remotely exploitable. There are also 16 updates for Sun Solaris servers, eight of which cover flaws attackers could reach via the Internet.

Oracle’s Fusion Middleware gets patches to address 21 vulnerabilities, 16 of which are remotely exploitable. The software includes components typically found on the web, such as the Oracle HTTP server.

The software giant’s patches also include updates for Oracle’s Peoplesoft, E-Business and Virtualization enterprise software products.

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