The Channel logo


By | Dan Goodin 13th October 2007 00:07

Oracle readies mega-update patching 51 security holes

Fixes span hundreds of products

Oracle is to release updates on Tuesday that patches 51 security vulnerabilities across hundreds of products.

The update will fix 27 bugs in the Oracle database, the company's flagship product. Five of them can be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. None of the fixes are applicable to client-only installations of the program.

Tuesday's patch will plug 11 holes in the Oracle Application Server, seven of which are remotely exploitable. Other products being fixed include Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

The maximum severity of the of the flaws is 6.8, as measured on version 2 of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, which uses a scale of 1 to 10.

Oracle generally issues patches every quarter. In July, it issued updates fixing 45 vulnerabilities. ®

comment icon Read 3 comments on this article alert Send corrections


Frank Jennings

What do you do? Use manual typwriters or live in a Scottish croft? Our man advises
A rusty petrol pump at an abandoned gas station. Pic by Silvia B. Jakiello via shutterstock

Trevor Pott

Among other things, Active Directory needs an overhaul
Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella


League of gentlemen poster - Tubbs and Edward at the local shop. Copyright BBC
One reselling man tells his tale of woe