Oracle Patch Fixes 23 'Critical' Vulnerabilities
Source: Ryan Naraine - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Host Security Oracle Corp. late Tuesday issued a "critical patch update" to address 23 security holes in its database and application server products.

The patches were released as part of Oracle's first quarterly patching cycle and fix a series of undisclosed flaws ranging from manipulation of data, exposure of sensitive information, privilege escalation and denial-of-service attacks.

The vulnerabilities affect users of the Oracle Database 10g Release 1, Oracle9i Database Server, Oracle Application Server, Oracle9i Application Server, Oracle Collaboration Suite and Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications Release.

In an advisory (PDF file), Oracle said the first quarter patch update is a cumulative update that also contains nonsecurity fixes that are required (because of interdependencies) on the security fixes.

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