CPU, PSU, SPU - Oracle Critical Patch Update Terminology Update

It all started in January 2005 with Critical Patch Updates (CPU).  Then Patch Set Updates (PSU) were added as cumulative patches that included priority fixes as well as security fixes.  As of the October 2012 Critical Patch Update, Oracle has changed the terminology to better differentiate between patch types.  This terminology will be used for the Oracle Database, Enterprise Manager, Fusion Middleware, and WebLogic.

Critical Oracle Database Bug - System Change Number (SCN) (CVE-2012-0082)

InfoWorld magazine today published detailed information regarding Oracle Database security bug CVE-2012-0082, which has associated fixes in the Oracle's January 2012 Critical Patch Update.  This security vulnerability specifically relates to the Oracle System Change Number (SCN) and ways to increase the SCN beyond the current maximum value (SCN Headroom or Maximum Reasonable SCN) in order to stop processing

Upcoming Webinar: Oracle Critical Patch Update October 2011 Database Impact

Oracle October 2011 CPU - Oracle Database Impact
Thursday, November 3, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Every quarter, Oracle releases a Critical Patch Update (CPU) that fixes a number of security vulnerabilities in the Oracle Database. This quarterly educational session will focus on the October 2011 CPU and the impact on the Oracle Database. The topics will include:


Integrigy YouTube Channel

Integrigy is pleased to announce our new YouTube Channel.  We will be posting videos of our webinars and short topics regarding database and application security.

The following videos are available from Integrigy Webinars -


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