Oracle has announced a massive new security patch designed to fix 88 security vulnerabilities across 30 products.
Within the patch, a total of 33 flaws were classed as remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities - a specific type of software flaw that allows hackers to remotely exploit the targeted software without prior authentication.
Oracle's patch also includes six fixes for the company's Database Server, 11 for Fusion Middleware and 15 for the Oracle Sun Products Suite.
"Some of the vulnerabilities addressed in this Critical Patch Update affect multiple products. Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply Critical Patch Update fixes as soon as possible," the firm urged.
However, Oracle is unlikely to issue a Java update as yet as the product is managed on a separate schedule.
Oracle had previously released a Java patch back in February, but the release didn't include a version for the Mac operating system (OS).
The lack of an update allowed cyber criminals to exploit vulnerabilities in the OS using variants of the now-infamous Flashback Trojan.
Though Apple has since released its own patch addressing the vulnerabilities and promised a further tool to actively track and remove the malware from infected machines, the Trojan is currently believed to have infected as many as 600,000 machines.
The chief technology officer of security firm Qualys, Wolfgang Kandek, said the number of RCE flaws addressed in the patch demonstrates a marked increase over figures recorded in Oracle's last quarterly release.
"Compare this to last quarter's release, which had 16 RCEs in 78 patches. Of the mainstream software lines, only MySQL and the Siebel Clinic product are not affected by the RCE type vulnerabilities," he said in a blog post.
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