Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0 - CPU Support Ends This Quarter
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0 Extended Support ends on January 31, 2015. Sustaining Support does not include security fixes in the form of Critical Patch Updates (CPU). The final 12.0 CPU will be the January 2015 CPU released on January 20th.
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0 customers should be looking to upgrade to 12.1 or 12.2 in the near future.
For those customers unable to upgrade from 12.0 in the near future, Integrigy will be including in our web application firewall product, AppDefend, virtual patching rules for web security vulnerabilities in the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0 which are patched in other versions (i.e., 11i, 12.1, and 12.2). This will provide at least protection from known web security vulnerabilities in un-patched 12.0 environments.
This support timeline is different than Oracle E-Business Suite 11i which is covered by an Exception to Sustaining Support (ESS) until December 31, 2015 and includes security patches for this period. Oracle E-Business Suite 11i customers should be planning to upgrade to 12.1 or 12.2 by the end of this year in order to stay supported with security patches and to get off the ridiculously old version of the Oracle Application Server. Some components in the 11i installation of the Oracle Application Server on the application tier are 1999 versions.