Oracle’s July Critical Patch Update (CPU) is now out with fixes for a whopping 65 bugs.
Security firm Secunia rated the aggregate of the vulnerabilities “highly critical.”
The July CPU, like its predecessors, covers a laundry list of Oracle software, including:
Ron Ben-Natan, CTO of database security and compliance company Guardium, commented that more than 75 percent of the vulnerabilities addressed in the July Critical Patch Update could have impact database server availability, compared with less than 30 percent of the vulnerabilities disclosed in April.
According to Guardium’s analysis of the July CPU, Oracle Net, which is sometimes referred to as Net 8/9 or SQL*Net), RPC (remote procedure calls)(define) and the Oracle Call Inteface (OCI) represent the greatest share of patched vulnerabilities.