Critical Patch Update for October 2011 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2011 was released on October 18, 2011. 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 17, 2012
  • April 17, 2012
  • July 17, 2012
  • October 16, 2012

Comments:

Hi Steven,

Thanks for this update. We also have Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Updates (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuoct2011-443431.html), which highlights various java components that we use with E-Business Suite. Do we need to review them as well or can we assume that everything for E-Business Suite is addressed in main Critical Patch Update document, which is pointing to note 1354842.1 (Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i and 12 Critical Patch Update Knowledge Document October 2011) for E-Business Suite?

Can you please clarify this?

Regards
Chirag

Posted by guest on October 19, 2011 at 08:31 PM PDT #

Chirag -
The E-Business Suite note 1354842.1 does not directly address the Java SE CPU - the java CPUs are on a different release schedule. As with any technology component, we strongly recommend you take up security patch updates as quickly as possible. You should make sure that you evaluate the Java CPU guidance in addition to the E-Business Suite guidance.

If you're looking for guidance as to where to apply the Java CPU, you should refer to the underlying tech stack notes. You may also find guidance from our java upgrade notes (for example note 455492.1).

We'll see if we can provide a little more guidance on this in future CPUs.

Thanks,
Eric Bing

Posted by Eric on October 21, 2011 at 05:49 AM PDT #

Does this update require the Oracle updates released 20 Oct, curious because they are so close together. thanks

Posted by sfawbush@csc.com on October 28, 2011 at 02:09 AM PDT #

Where can i find the patch requirements for the Java 1.6.0_29 release?

Posted by sfawbush@csc.com on October 28, 2011 at 02:15 AM PDT #

Sfawbush,

You can find instructions for installing Java 1.6 here:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 28, 2011 at 04:37 AM PDT #

Thanks Steve, been there. What we are trying to figure out if the new Java 1.6.0_29 release needs any of the patches in the Oracle CPU 20 Oct, or if there are prior Java patches that need loaded first. Have been through all the documentation I can find but nothing says yea or nea on the Oracle CPU requirement or prior Java patch requirements.

thanks
sfawbush@csc.com

Posted by sfawbush@csc.com on October 28, 2011 at 05:25 AM PDT #

Sfawbush,

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our Java specialists engaged.

Good luck!

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 28, 2011 at 05:54 AM PDT #

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