By Mike Dietrich-Oracle on Oct 15, 2014
October 14, 2014 Oracle released a new Patch Set Update. And as usual we strongly recommend that you'll apply it as soon as possible to your databases.
- PSU October 2014 - General Information:
There's one fix for JAVA in it which requires to either take the database down or do some other actions. Please find a detailed description here:
- Eric Maurice’s security blog:
"Due to the nature of the fixes required, Oracle development was not able to produce a normal RAC-rolling fix for these issues. To help protect customers until they can apply the Oracle JavaVM component Database PSU, which requires downtime, Oracle produced a script that introduces new controls to prevent new Java classes from being deployed or new calls from being made to existing Java classes, while preserving the ability of the database to execute the existing Java stored procedures that customers may rely on."
- MOS:1929745.1 - "Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU"