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Oracle Critical Patch Update for July 2015

Oracle’s Critical Patch Update is out for July 2015:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujul2015-2367936.html

Affected are database versions 11.1.0.7, 11.2.0.3, 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.1 and 12.1.0.2.

This is the final patch for both the 11.1.0.7 and 11.2.0.3 releases. The final patch for 12.1.0.1 will be released in January 2016.

The most prominent bug on the risk matrix is CVE-2015-2629 whereby a remote authenticated user can exploit a flaw in the Java VM component to gain elevated privileges.

For the 11.2.0.4 patches, you can apply one of the following:

11.2.0.4 SPU for UNIX: patch 20803583
11.2.0.4.7 PSU for UNIX: patch 20760982
11.2.0.4.17 Quarterly Database Patch for Exadata (July 2015): patch 21142006
July 2015 Quarterly Full-Stack Patch for Exadata: patch 21186703

Don’t forget your Grid Infrastructure patching:

11.2.0.4 PSU for UNIX: patch 20996923

And, of course, ever since those Java bugs were discovered, we should also patch the JVM:

11.2.0.4.4 Database PSU for UNIX: patch 21068539

Happy patching!

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CPU and QFSDP for April 2014 Availability

I’m sure you probably got the memo that the Critical Patch Update for April 2014 is now available.

For non-Exadata databases, this patch upgrades your database software to:

  • 11.2.0.3.10
  • 11.2.0.4.2
  • 12.1.0.3.0

For Exadata machines, the associated Quarterly Full Stack Download Patch for April 2014 (Patch 18370231) upgrades your software to:

  • Exadata Storage Server: 11.2.3.3.0
  • DB Node Update Utility: 3.20
  • PDU Firmware: 1.06
  • Database/Grid Infrastructure: 11.2.0.3.23 (Bundle Patch 23)
  • OPatch: 11.2.0.3.6
  • OPlan: 12.1.0.1.5

It is also recommended that your Enterprise Manager is upgraded to 12.1.0.3 and that you apply the latest Exadata and database plugins (12.1.0.5).

While browsing through MOS for details on this patch, I found this neat reference note:

  • Quick Reference to Patch Numbers for Database PSU, SPU(CPU), Bundle Patches and Patchsets (MOS 1454618.1)

A very handy reference point for all the patch numbers and download links. Of course, the best thing about it is that, you don’t have to go searching for the correct patch number yourself anymore 🙂

 

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