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Critical Patch Update for October 2016 Now Available

Robert Farrington
Applications Technology Integration

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2016 was released on October 18, 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.

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

It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches.

The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are:

  • January 17, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • July 18, 2017
  • October 17, 2017


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Comments ( 3 )
  • Reinder Monday, October 24, 2016

    Hi Steven,

    What would you recommend using for the EBS RDBMS

    Combo OJVM PSU and Database PSU Patch:24433133 as mentioned by Doc ID 2181748.1 (Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update Knowledge Document (October 2016))


    Combo of OJVM PSU and DBBP (Oct 2016) Patch:24436306



  • Naresh Monday, November 14, 2016

    I would also like the answer to the same question please?

    Combo OJVM PSU and Database PSU (Patch:24433133)


    Combo of OJVM PSU and DBBP (Oct 2016) (Patch:24436306)

    I guess both get you to the same level, and it doesn't' matter which patch for the database component at least? The later being for the whole GI infrastructure and all other components too? Is my assumption correct?

  • Elke Phelps (Oracle) Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Reinder and Naresh -

    Database Proactive Bundle Patches (BPs) are a superset of database PSUs. We recommend that at a minimum you apply