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Critical Patch Update for October 2012 Now Available

Steven Chan
Senior Director

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2012 was released on October 16, 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:

  • January 15, 2013
  • April 16, 2013
  • July 16, 2013
  • October 15, 2013
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Comments ( 4 )
  • guest Monday, October 22, 2012


    Always enjoy reading you articles

    Regarding database patches, is there any order for the PSU patches

    We are on with 2 node rac

    1) Do we need to apply the patches first to GRID Home before applying to the DB Home

    2) Or Can we first apply the PSU patches to DB Home and then to later to GRID home.

    Why I am asking is we have many databases are running under GRID - we manage just EBS (DB and APPS) but other group manages GRID and other DB.

    Based on their SLA, both groups follow different schedules when to apply CPU patches.


  • Steven Chan Monday, October 22, 2012

    Hello, Guest,

    Thanks for the feedback on our blog. Glad to hear that you've found it useful.

    I'm afraid that I'm not the right person to ask about patch ordering. I'd recommend logging a formal Service Request against the Database Support organization to get an authoritative answer to your questions about PSU ordering.



  • guest Thursday, October 25, 2012

    I want to know the latest updates from you blogs Please notify me

    Thanks for all yout help on this

  • Steven Chan Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Hello, Guest,

    You can subscribe using the "Subscribe by email" link in the right-hand sidebar.



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