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Oracle Quarterly Critical Patch Update (Oct 2006)
Yesterday Oracle released their quarterly updates.
http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpuoct2006.html

David Litchfield released an excellent summary here:
http://www.databasesecurity.com/oracle/OracleOct2006-CPU-Analysis.pdf

There are too many updates (101) to go into much detail (or fully digest to be honest) here.
It is worth noting that there are gaps in coverage in the update.
From David's report:
 Version Platform
Due
9.2.0.6
All Operating Systems
End of Oct.
10.1.0.5
All Operating Systems
End of Oct.
10.2.0.1
Linux (Power)
End of Oct.
10.2.0.2
Windows
End of Oct.

The tools from Oracle, NGSSoftware and others for evaluating risk matrices based upon the Oracle applications, versions, and platforms in use highlights the complexity of determining exposure points. Its probably a good idea to use this strategy across all the applications and platforms in your environment and there are a number of tools to do this. And all of these techniques require a good system inventory which is kept up to date with the platforms and services installed in a network. Everyone keeps and maintains those too right?




Robert

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