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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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patch set does not include latest security fixes!

The patch set released yesterday does not include the latest security fixes released in the January Critical Patch Update 2006. This metalink note confirms this. To make matters worse it is also mentioned that the Jan 2006 CPU is not available for until February 10th.

his makes it impossible for anyone to seriously contemplate applying this upgrade until at least February 10th especially due to the bug DB18 having exploit code available for it.

Out of interest there are also still some platforms that do not have CPU Jan 2006 available for them yet. Thanks to Alex for this information.