Oracle, Microsoft ready major security updates

Oracle will fix 81 vulnerabilities next week, while Microsoft will fix 49

Microsoft isn't the only company planning a boatload of security patches for next week. Oracle plans to fix 81 vulnerabilities in its database, middleware and operating system products on Tuesday, the same day Microsoft's fixes are due.

Oracle laid out some details on the upcoming patches Thursday, saying that 31 of the 81 bug-fixes are for products that Oracle picked up in its acquisition of Sun Microsystems. There will also be seven database server fixes and 33 patches for Oracle's various applications, including the PeopleSoft and Siebel software.

The Sun products that will be patched include Solaris, OpenOffice and the Sun directory server. As always, Oracle recommends that customers apply its fixes "as soon as possible."

To make things more predictable, Oracle releases its security fixes all at once, every three months. In April, it rolled the Sun products into this quarterly release, called the Critical Patch Update.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is planning a record patch release for the same day. Microsoft said Thursday that it will release 16 software updates next week, addressing a record 49 bugs in products such as Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.

Robert McMillan covers computer security and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Robert on Twitter at @bobmcmillan. Robert's e-mail address is robert_mcmillan@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags patchesdatabasesapplicationsMicrosoftsecuritysoftwareOracle

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Robert McMillan

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?