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Critical Patch Update for October 2011 Now Available

Steven Chan
Senior Director

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2011 was released on October 18, 2011. 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:

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

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Comments ( 7 )
  • guest Thursday, October 20, 2011

    Hi Steven,

    Thanks for this update. We also have Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Updates (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuoct2011-443431.html), which highlights various java components that we use with E-Business Suite. Do we need to review them as well or can we assume that everything for E-Business Suite is addressed in main Critical Patch Update document, which is pointing to note 1354842.1 (Oracle E-Business Suite Rel