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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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Oracle Updates Leave Critical Windows Flaw

Oracle Updates Leave Critical Windows Flaw - By Robert McMillan

"Some Oracle customers using the Windows operating system will have to wait another two weeks to receive a critical software update to their database software, thanks to a glitch that came up in testing the company's latest patches.

On Tuesday, Oracle unveiled its quarterly release of software patches, fixing not only database flaws, but also bugs in a host of other applications. In total, the patches fix 36 vulnerabilities, 13 of which relate directly to the database."

This story is interesting for two reasons, it first points out that one of the most severe bugs has no fix available for Windows customers and secondly that Oracle have announced a scale back in the number of CPU patches for some server and middleware products from the July CPU.