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Oracle Issues Massive Collection of Critical Security Updates

The software updates from Oracle address a record number of vulnerabilities.

Updated: 10/18/2018 to correct Onapsis blog information.

Oracle this week issued a Critical Patch Update (CPU) encompassing 301 separate updates spread across the entire Oracle family of products. While not every update is marked "critical," in all they represent a variety of vulnerabilities that Oracle recommends all customers patch as quickly as possible.

According to Onapsis, this marks one of the largest number of vulnerabilities in an Oracle CPU. In its analysis of the CPU, Onapsis says that 28 flaws share the highest-level criticality score — 9.8 — from the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and that more than half of the vulnerabilities lie in business-critical applications.

Waratek issued a guidance statement focusing on programming capabilties, noting that "One-third of the 12 new Java SE bugs carry a severity rating of high or critical; 11 of the 12 can be remotely exploited. Eight of the 12 new WebLogic vulnerabilities are critical."

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