Oracle Releases Security Updates; Patches for 57 Vulnerabilities

Oracle has released new security updates, patching as much as 57 vulnerabilities across its product portfolio, the company announced.

Four of the bugs, which the company patched, were affecting its database software; whereas 20 other vulnerabilities were healed in the Oracle Sun software suite.The company has confirmed that it released a total of 23 security patches, with the vision of nullifying 57 loopholes in its products. Twenty-one of those 57 vulnerabilities were termed as critical by the company.

Oracle admits that these vulnerabilities had affected hundreds of the company’s products worldwide. The most serious vulnerability was found in the company’s Solaris OS. It received a ranking of 9.3 points on the basis of CVSS (common vulnerability scoring system), which also happens to be the highest amongst all the patches.

Oracle assured its customers that none of the 4 database server vulnerabilities could be exploited by potential hackers without a proper password and username. But the company also stated that 5 of the 10 Fusion Middleware loopholes and three in its E-Business Suite, could be exploited by a remote attacker.

The latest update came from the company after a gap of almost three months - the last updates provided by Oracle came in July, and patched approximately 78 bugs.