By Gerry Haskins-Oracle on Jul 13, 2010
It's Oracle standard practice to release quarterly Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) containing security fixes. These scheduled releases enable customers to plan maintenance windows.
Solaris now conforms to this practice and Solaris OS CPUs are now available.
The Solaris OS CPU is an archived snapshot of the Solaris OS Recommended Patch Cluster.
Please note that the Solaris OS bug fixing processes have not changed. Security and other bugs continue to be fixed as soon as possible, patches containing such fixes for the Solaris OS will continue to be released as quickly as possible, and they will continue to be included in the Recommended Solaris OS Patch Clusters as soon as they become available.
The Solaris OS CPU simply provides another, archived, patch collation option for customers.
See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html and in particular Document 1446032.1 on My Oracle Support (MOS), http://support.oracle.com, which includes CVE mappings for Oracle Sun products.
- The CPUs were created on July 6th and released on July 13th.
- Solaris 8 is in Vintage support so no patch clusters are updated for Solaris 8. Instead, the above document lists Solaris 8 patches released in the last quarter which address Security issues. A Solaris 8 Vintage support contract is needed to access some of them.