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Critical Patch Update for January 2012 Now Available

Steven Chan
Senior Director

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2012 was released on January 17, 2012. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.

Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location:

The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are:

  • April 17, 2012
  • July 17, 2012
  • October 16, 2012
  • January 15, 2013

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Comments ( 2 )
  • guest Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    What CPU is packaged with 12.1.3/ release, I do not think it should include anything but just wanted to confirm.

    Thanks & Regards,


  • guest Thursday, January 26, 2012

    My assumption was wrong, I was able to get the details of cpu patch from the MP and with 12.1.3(CPUJul2010) is included.

    Thanks & Regards,


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