Critical Patch Updates

Oracle regularly releases critical patch updates. These patches are created to resolve a bug or glitch in the system, or to increase the security and effectiveness of the system. It’s important to take note of these updates because it can have an impact on how the applications and databases will react to different vulnerabilities.

If you fail to apply new Oracle patches, your system could be left vulnerable to attacks or threats. The new critical patch update contains 88 new security fixes across product families such as Oracle Database 11g Release 2, versions,; Oracle Database 11g Release 1, version; Oracle Database 10g Release 2, versions,,; Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3, version and Oracle DB UM Connector for Oracle Identity Manager, Version, among others.

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Why you should apply the critical patch update now?

Critical Patch Updates include all fixes for a product from the previous Critical Patch Updates. Patch updates are available for; Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, Oracle E-Business Suite Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards OneWorld Tools, PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal Applications, PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools, Siebel Enterprise, Industry Applications, FLEXCUBE, Primavera and Oracle VM patches in the Critical Patch Updates are cumulative.

Oracle security alert

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible. This Critical Patch Update contains 128 new security fixes across the product families listed below.

This Critical Patch Update advisory is also available in an XML format that conforms to the Common Vulnerability Reporting Format (CVRF) version 1.1. More information about Oracle’s use of CVRF is available at:

Whenever a new critical patch update is released, RDB’s database consultants are ready to analyse the client’s current system and to give advice on the best way to implement new updates. Contact RDB Consulting for database management and maintenance – Jennifer Mbesa, or +27 (0)11 807 7663

Critical Patch Updates are the primary means of releasing security fixes for Oracle products to customers with valid support contracts. They are released on the Tuesday closest to the 15th day of January, April, July and October. The next four dates are:

• 16 April 2013
• 16 July 2013
• 15 October 2013
• 14 January 2014

A pre-release announcement will be published on a Thursday preceding each CPU release.

Supported Products Affected

Security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update affect the following products:

  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2, versions,
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 1, version
  • Oracle Database 10g Release 2, versions,,
  • Oracle Application Express, versions prior to 4.2.1
  • Oracle Containers for J2EE, version
  • Oracle COREid Access, version
  • Oracle GoldenGate Veridata, version
  • Oracle HTTP Server, versions,,
  • Oracle JRockit, versions R27.7.4 and earlier, R28.2.6 and earlier
  • Oracle Outside In Technology, versions 8.3.7, 8.4.0
  • Oracle WebCenter Capture, version
  • Oracle WebCenter Content, versions,
  • Oracle WebCenter Interaction, versions 6.5.1,
  • Oracle WebCenter Sites, versions 7.6.2,,
  • Oracle WebLogic Server, versions 10.0.2, 10.3.5, 10.3.6, 12.1.1
  • Oracle Web Services Manager, version
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, versions 12.0.6, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, version
  • Oracle Agile EDM, versions,,
  • Oracle Transportation Management, versions 5.5.05, 6.2
  • Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS, version 9.1
  • Oracle PeopleSoft PeopleTools, versions 8.51, 8.52, 8.53
  • Oracle Siebel CRM, versions 8.1.1, 8.2.2
  • Oracle Clinical Remote Data Capture Option, versions 4.6.0, 4.6.6
  • Oracle Retail Central Office, versions 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4
  • Oracle Retail Integration Bus, versions 13.0, 13.1, 13.2
  • Oracle FLEXCUBE Direct Banking, versions 2.8.0 – 12.0.1
  • Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, versions 7.0, 8.1, 8.2
  • Oracle and Sun Systems Product Suite
  • Oracle Sun Middleware Products
  • Oracle MySQL Server, versions 5.1, 5.5, 5.6
  • Oracle Automatic Service Request, versions prior to 4.3.2

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