It’s patching time again. The January 2018 Database RU and RUR got released. And of course other patch bundles as well. And of course not only for the database but for many other products as well. I try to summarize below the most important information and links.
January 2018 Database RU and RUR got released
First of all always have a look at the Critical Patch Alert and the Risk Matrix:
Then you’ll see that there are three fixes included for vulnerabilities which may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.… [Read More]
It’s November. November is DOAG time. Time really flies. And the German Oracle User Group Conference till kick off in a bit more than a week from now on. For me it’s like visiting a huge event where I know so many people: it’s almost like a friends& family meetup.… [Read More]
I have received this question multiple times in the past days, especially when I presented at the Slovenian Oracle User Group Conference about the new Release and Patching Mode but also via emaill: Are OJVM patches included in the Oracle 12.2 RU / RUR? Let me clarify this in the below blog post.… [Read More]
When you plan to upgrade Oracle Application Express (APEX) from version 5.1.0 to 5.1.1 please be aware to download a patch from MOS instead the 5.1.1 version from OTN.
The text on the OTN page is a bit misleading – and a customer I work with downloaded the wrong version which led to a failed upgrade – even though the scripts seem to be made for this patch upgrade.… [Read More]
I’ve had some interesting discussions with Anil Nair, our RAC Product Manager and a customer in the past days. The customer was looking for a definite statement that they can have a higher version of Patch Set Updates (PSUs) or Proactive Bundle Patches (BPs) in the Database homes than in the Grid Infrastructure home managing the resources.… [Read More]
“Beginning with the Jan2017 OJVM PSU patchset for 22.214.171.124 and for 126.96.36.199, this document defines a few specific situations where the OJVM PSU patchset can be postinstalled into each database while the database remains in unrestricted “startup” mode.