Oracle has released a hefty load of security updates that address a total of 104 different vulnerabilities across its product lines.
The database giant said its latest Critical Patch Update
includes fixes for its middleware and database platforms, as well as
the Hyperion, Siebel, and PeopleSoft platforms and a number of former
The issues addressed range from elevation of privilege and data
disclosure flaws to easily targeted remote code execution
vulnerabilities rated as high as 10.0 in Oracle's CVSS risk matrix.
the update includes a number of fixes for issues rated as "critical,"
Oracle is advising administrators to test and deploy the patches as soon
as possible in order to protect users from attack.
Of the 104
issues addressed in the update, 41 lie within various Sun products. Java
SE will receive fixes for nine CVE-listed flaws that the company rates
at 9 or 10 on its risk matrix. The flaws have been classified as being
remotely exploitable, meaning they can allow an attacker to take
complete control of the target system without user notification or
In total, the Java update addresses 37 security
flaws in the platform and it is considered to be a critical fix and top
deployment priority. An additional Sun patch addresses four flaws in the
Solaris platform which are considered to be lower risks.
the April update are 20 fixes for flaws in Oracle Fusion Middleware.
That patch is also considered to be a critical update as it addresses 13
vulnerabilities that can be remotely exploited without user
Oracle noted that Fusion Middleware customers
should also pay close attention to the Database update, as
vulnerabilities in shared components could also affect the middleware
platform. That Database update addresses two flaws, neither of which are
Other fixes in the update include 14
vulnerabilities for MySQL Server, two of which can be remotely targeted,
and eight vulnerabilities in PeopleSoft, with five remotely exploitable
flaws. Oracle Virtualization, Supply Chain Products Suite, and Siebel
CRM also received updates.