As with previous Oracle Critical Patch Updates (CPU), a number of the database patches have not yet been released. Major versions and operating systems are on the list. Oracle has already "desupported" a number of versions by stealth through not supplying security patches (e.g., 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206). Customers really need to push Oracle to get the patches out on-time, especially for major releases and operating systems. I can see not having z/OS and Linux on Power ready, but Unix and Linux? Most of the missing patches are backports on mainstream operating systems.
The following is a list of missing patches for major platforms -
- 220.127.116.11 = Unix, Linux, and Windows = End of October
- 10.1.0.4 = Unix, Linux, and Windows = End of October
- 10.2.0.2 = Windows = October 20th
Since Oracle recommends customers apply the database patch first, this will delay a number of customers in applying the CPU patches or force some quick upgrades to the newest patchset.