As expected, Oracle has issued a critical patch update containing 73 new security vulnerability fixes across hundreds of its products. Oracle also warns that due to the threat posed by a successful attack, customers should apply Critical Patch Update fixes as soon as possible.
Details on the critical path update are available here.
Historically, Oracle has been criticized over its response time to security vulnerabilities, and the level of concern seems to be increasing within the information security industry.
With many more products to support and maintain, many are voicing concern over the ability of the database giant to keep up with security fixes for its database products. Counting thousands of banks and healthcare organizations as clients, Oracle’s database products store some of the most sensitive data there is.
Is Oracle doing everything in its power to maintain the security of its database products and responding appropriately to newly identified security vulnerabilities? Many industry experts don’t think so. (Click Here to Reach the Related Column on Why Many are Concerned Over Oracle’s Response to Security Vulnerabilities)