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Critical Patch Update for January 2016 Now Available

Elke Phelps
Product Management Director

The  Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2016 was released on January 19, 2016.  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 19, 2016
  • July 19, 2016
  • October 18, 2016
  • January 17, 2017
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Comments ( 2 )
  • guest Monday, February 15, 2016

    If i want to apply CPU Patch for tech stack along with EBS, what is the patch number that i have to apply for 10.1.2 home and 10.1.3 home

  • Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) Monday, February 15, 2016


    Thanks for your inquiry. The patches required for your environment are dependent upon a number of factors (current version of EBS & technology stack, current platform, etc). Review the following to create a list of patches required for your environment:

    1. The January 2016 security patches required for all components (including the technology stack) of Oracle E-Business Suite are documented in the referenced My Oracle Support Note:

    • Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i and 12 Critical Patch Update Knowledge Document (January 2016) (Note 2072202.1)

    Here is the URL for the referenced MOS Note:


    2. The technology stack (including the mid-tier) related security patches are documented in detail in the table in Section 4: Security Patches for Maintained Technology Stack Components of MOS Note 2072202.1. You may go to this table to inventory all recommended security patches for the 10.1.2 and 10.1.3 ORACLE_HOME.



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