In the Oracle pre-release announcement for the April 2008 Critical Patch Update, one line in particular did catch my attention. I know Oracle has purchased many companies in the past few years. So how many products does Oracle have? Well, the CPU pre-release announcement states that --
"This Critical Patch Update contains 41 security fixes across hundreds of Oracle products."
I am assuming every Oracle E-Business Suite module counts as a separate product and potentially every database component, so there would be several hundred. I wonder if Oracle has an official count of products somewhere. There are 642 products listed in the Bug Search in Metalink.
Just something to think about when you are reviewing a CPU as it includes fixes for over 600 Oracle products.