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This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Some news about the CPU October 18 2005 Oracle security patch set

I was surfing this evening for news of the latest Oracle Critical Patch Update and found a few news items to bring you. The first from John Leyden of The Register is titled "Snort plugs Back Orifice as Oracle issues mega-fix". This report details the 85 bug fixes presented by Oracle and describes the patch as an Uber fix. Secunia describes the patch fixes as moderately critical.

The second news item on ComputerWorld written by Peter Sayer is titled "Oracle patches 88 holes with quarterly security update - The patches affect versions of its database software from 8i onward" and covers much the same ground, except that Peter says there were 88 fixes as opposed to the 85 John quotes. No matter itís still a big patch.