Today Oracle has published the Pre-Release Announcement for the october CPU Patch. This Critical Patch Update contains 109 new security vulnerability fixes for several Oracle products. 5 of these fixes are just for the Oracle Database Server including 2 fixes for client-only installations. What frighten me a bit, is the CVSS Base Score of 10 for the core RDBMS. Oracle apparently has to close another big security issue. The core RDBMS is by the way the only component which has to be patched by this CPU. In combination with this severity everybody will have to patch. SCN flaw, TNS poisoning, Oracle Password Hashing Algorithm Weaknesses, etc obviously it’s the oracle-year of critical issues. Any way we will see it next week in detailed. As mentioned just the following Database Server Products are affected.
- Core RDBMS
So far the Database Server Patch’s are planned for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (184.108.40.206,220.127.116.11), Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (18.104.22.168) and Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.3, 10.2.0.4, 10.2.0.5).
The official release for the CPU / PSU is planned for next week 16 October 2012. More details about the patch will follow soon on the Oracle Security Pages.