Oracle has released its latest quarterly security update patch release, which includes almost 100 fixes.
Products ranging from Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware, to Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle E-Business Suite and Java SE, are included in the updates, and Oracle urged IT admins to install them at once.
Oracle software security assurance director Eric Maurice outlined the broad nature of the fixes in a blog post, revealing that four are for Oracle Database and 14 are for Java.
Meanwhile, the update brings four fixes for Oracle E-Business Suite, seven for Oracle Supply Chain Suite, six for Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise and one for Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. There are also 26 fixes for Oracle MySQL.
Other tools included in the update are Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle Industry Applications, Oracle Sun Systems Products Suite and Oracle Support Tools.
An advisory from Oracle provides more information on the nature of the fixes for the relevant products.
Oracle also used the update to remind IT admins of the importance of applying its patch fixes, as it often hears from firms that have been hit by attackers who could have easily been stopped if the updates had been applied.
"Updates are released quarterly in January, April, July and October. Unfortunately, Oracle continues to periodically receive reports of active exploitation of vulnerabilities that have already been fixed by Oracle in previous Critical Patch Update releases," said Maurice.
"In some instances, malicious attacks have been successful because customers failed to apply Critical Patch Updates."
While 98 is a sizeable number of security fixes, it is lower than the last release from Oracle in January when a staggering 167 updates were issued affecting vulnerabilities across hundreds of products.
The release comes at the same time that Microsoft issued its latest Patch Tuesday release which contains 11 fixes, four of which are rated 'critical'.
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