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Critical Patch Update for October 2017 Now Available

Steven Chan
Senior Director

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2017 was released on October 17, 2017. 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 16, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • July 17, 2018
  • October 16, 2018


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Comments ( 3 )
  • Catharine Winden Monday, October 23, 2017
    Hi Steven,
    What is the best way to learn more about what the CPU specific to EBS does. I am concerned about potential changes in EBS application functionality and internal configuration (profile options, privs, responsibilities). The technical CPUs seem pretty "safe" to apply without extensive Application functionality testing, but I am less comfortable with the EBS CPU... Any thoughts?

  • Steven Chan Monday, October 23, 2017
    Hi, Catharine,

    The documentation published for each of the respective CPU releases contains all of the information available.

    We test each CPU with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 extensively. All CPUs are as minimally-invasive as possible, to reduce impact on a production environment. As always, you should test patches prior to application, but we generally find CPUs to be quite benign.

    If you have any questions or issues with a CPU, please don't hesitate to log a Service Request. We'll get you back on track as fast as possible.

  • Catharine Winden Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Thanks for your reply. I will check out the documentation for the EBS specific CPU in more detail.
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