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January 2016 Critical Patch Update Released

Eric Maurice
Director of Security Assurance

Oracle today released the January 2016 Critical Patch Update. With this Critical Patch Update release, the Critical Patch Update program enters its 11th year of existence (the first Critical Patch Update was released in January 2005). As a reminder, Critical Patch Updates are currently released 4 times a year, on a schedule announced a year in advance. Oracle recommends that customers apply this Critical Patch Update as soon as possible.

The January 2016 Critical Patch Update provides fixes for a wide range of product families; including:

Oracle Database

  • None of these database vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable without authentication.

Java SE vulnerabilities

  • Oracle strongly recommends that Java home users visit the Java.com website, to ensure that they are using the most recent version of Java and are advised to remove obsolete Java SE versions from their computers if they are not absolutely needed.

Oracle E-Business Suite

  • Oracle’s ongoing assurance effort with E-Business Suite helps remediate security issues and is intended to help enhance the overall security posture provided by E-Business Suite.

Oracle takes security seriously, and strongly encourages customers to keep up with newer releases in order to benefit from Oracle’s ongoing security assurance effort.

For More Information:

The January 2016 Critical Patch Update Advisory is located at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2016-2367955.html

The Oracle Software Security Assurance web site is located at https://www.oracle.com/support/assurance/index.html

Oracle Applications Lifetime Support Policy is located at http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-applications-069216.pdf

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