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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Critical Patch Update for January 2012 is now avaliable

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The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2012 was released on January 17, 2012. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.

Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location:

§ Oracle Technology Network

The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are:

§ April 17, 2012

§ July 17, 2012

§ October 16, 2012

§ January 15, 2013


Critical Patch Update Latest Version/Date
Critical Patch Update - January 2012 Rev 2, 18 January 2012
Critical Patch Update - October 2011 Rev 3, 20 October 2011
Critical Patch Update - July 2011 Rev 7, 15 December 2011
Critical Patch Update - April 2011 Rev 5, 12 May 2011
Critical Patch Update - January 2011 Rev 3, 1 February 2011
Critical Patch Update - October 2010 Rev 1, 12 October 2010
Critical Patch Update - July 2010 Rev 1, 13 July 2010
Critical Patch Update - April 2010 Rev 1, 13 April 2010
Critical Patch Update - January 2010 Rev 2, 4 February 2010
Critical Patch Update - October 2009 Rev 1, 20 October 2009
Critical Patch Update - July 2009 Rev 3, 03 September 2009
Critical Patch Update - April 2009 Rev 4, 03 September 2009
Critical Patch Update - January 2009 Rev 4, 03 September 2009
Critical Patch Update - October 2008 Rev 3, 03 September 2009
Critical Patch Update - July 2008 Rev 3, 05 March 2009
Critical Patch Update - April 2008 Rev 4, 22 May 2008
Critical Patch Update - January 2008 Rev 1, 15 January 2008
Critical Patch Update - October 2007 Rev 1, 16 October 2007
Critical Patch Update - July 2007 Rev 2, 19 July 2007
Critical Patch Update - April 2007 Rev 2, 18 April 2007
Critical Patch Update - January 2007 Rev 2, 05 March 2007
Critical Patch Update - October 2006 Rev 4, 06 March 2006
Critical Patch Update - July 2006 Rev 1, 18 July 2006
Critical Patch Update - April 2006 Rev 1, 18 April 2006
Critical Patch Update - January 2006 Rev 1, 17 January 2006
Critical Patch Update - October 2005 Rev 2, 19 December 2005
Critical Patch Update - July 2005 Rev 1, 12 July 2005
Critical Patch Update - April 2005 Rev 2, 13 April 2005
Critical Patch Update - January 2005 Rev 2, 15 March 2005

The following table includes Critical Patch Updates for Oracle Java SE.

Java SE Critical Patch Update Latest Version/Date
Java SE Critical Patch Update - October 2011 Rev 1, 18 October 2011
Java SE Critical Patch Update - June 2011 Rev 1, 07 June 2011
Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update - February 2011 Rev 1, 15 February 2011
Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update - October 2010 Rev 1, 12 October 2010
Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update - March 2010 Rev 3, 08 April 2010


Security Alerts

Oracle will issue Security Alerts for vulnerability fixes deemed too critical to wait for distribution in the next Critical Patch Update. The Security Alerts released since 2005 are listed in the following table.Click here for Security Alerts released before 2006. Security Advisories Notifications prior to July 2008 for BEA products are located here. Security Sun Alert notifications prior to April 2010 for Sun products are located here.

Security Alert Number And Description Latest Version/Date
Alert for CVE-2011-3192 Rev 1, 15 September 2011
Alert for CVE-2010-4476 Rev 1, 08 February 2011
Alert for CVE-2010-0886 Rev 2, 18 May 2010
Alert for CVE-2010-0073 Rev 1, 04 February 2010
Alert for CVE-2008-3257 Rev 3, 05 March 2009

Third Party Bulletin

Oracle has no control over the timing and content of security fixes created by third parties. Consequently, the Third Party Bulletin, rather than Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories and Security Alerts has been used by Oracle as a mechanism to announce security fixes for third party software distributed with Oracle Sun products for over a year. Starting from January 2012, the Third Party Bulletin will also be used to announce security fixes for third party software that are distributed with non-Sun Oracle products.

The Third Party Patch Map lists all security patches announced for third party software organized by Oracle products. The current list of all Oracle products that use the Third Party Bulletin is as follows:

  • Hardware Systems
  • Oracle Glassfish
  • Oracle Secure Global Desktop
  • Solaris
  • Sun Java System Access Manager
  • Sun Java System Application Server
  • Sun Ray

Contents from OTN:

Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2012


Description

A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities. Critical Patch Update patches are usually cumulative but each advisory describes only the security fixes added since the previous Critical Patch Update advisory. Thus, prior Critical Patch Update advisories should be reviewed for information regarding earlier published security fixes. Please refer to:

Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts for information about Oracle Security Advisories.

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible. This Critical Patch Update contains 78 new security fixes across all product families listed below.

Affected Products and Components

Security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update affect the products listed in the categories below. The product area of the patches for the listed versions is shown in the Patch Availability column corresponding to the specified Products and Versions column. Please click on the link in the Patch Availability column below or in the Patch Availability Table to access the documentation for those patches.

The list of affected product releases and versions that are in Premier Support or Extended Support, under the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy is as follows:

Affected Products and Versions Patch Availability
Oracle Database 11g Release 2, versions 11.2.0.2, 11.2.0.3 Database
Oracle Database 11g Release 1, version 11.1.0.7 Database
Oracle Database 10g Release 2, versions 10.2.0.3, 10.2.0.4, 10.2.0.5 Database
Oracle Database 10g Release 1, version 10.1.0.5 Database
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1, versions 11.1.1.3.0, 11.1.1.4.0, 11.1.1.5.0 Fusion Middleware
Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3, version 10.1.3.5.0 Fusion Middleware
Oracle Outside In Technology, versions 8.3.5, 8.3.7 Fusion Middleware
Oracle WebLogic Server, versions 9.2.4, 10.0.2, 11gR1 (10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5) Fusion Middleware
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, versions 12.1.2, 12.1.3 E-Business Suite
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, version 11.5.10.2 E-Business Suite
Oracle Transportation Management, versions 5.5, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 Oracle Supply Chain
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM, version 8.9 PeopleSoft
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise HCM, versions 8.9, 9.0, 9.1 PeopleSoft
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools, version 8.52 PeopleSoft
Oracle JDEdwards, version 8.98 JDEdwards
Oracle Sun Product Suite Oracle Sun Product Suite
Oracle VM VirtualBox, version 4.1 Oracle Virtualization Product Suite
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, version 3.2 Oracle Virtualization Product Suite
Oracle MySQL Server, versions 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 Oracle MySQL Product Suite


Patch Availability Table and Risk Matrices

Products with Cumulative Patches

The Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager Base Platform (formerly "Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control"), Oracle E-Business Suite Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards OneWorld Tools, PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal Applications, PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools, Siebel Enterprise, Oracle Industry Applications and Oracle VM patches in the Critical Patch Updates are cumulative; patches for any of these products included in a Critical Patch Update will include all fixes for that product from the previous Critical Patch Updates. For more information about cumulative and non-cumulative patches, check the patch availability documents in the table below for the respective product groups.

Patch Availability Table

For each administered Oracle product, consult the documentation for patch availability information and installation instructions referenced from the following table. For an overview of the Oracle product documentation related to this Critical Patch Update, please refer to the Oracle Critical Patch Update January 2012 Documentation Map, My Oracle Support Note 1368685.1.


Product Group Risk Matrix Patch Availability and Installation Information
Oracle Database Oracle Database Risk Matrix Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update January 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1374524.1
Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle Fusion Middleware Risk Matrix Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update January 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1374524.1
Oracle Applications - E-Business Suite Oracle Applications, E-Business Risk Matrix Oracle E-Business Suite Critical Patch Update Note for January 2012, My Oracle Support Note 1384016.1
Oracle Applications - Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, JDEdwards and Oracle Supply Chain Product Suite Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Risk Matrix,
Oracle JDEdwards Risk Matrix,
Oracle Supply Chain Products Risk Matrix
Critical Patch Update Knowledge Document for PeopleSoft Enterprise, JDEdwards and Oracle Supply Chain Suite Products, My Oracle Support Note 1388673.1
Oracle Sun Products Suite Oracle Sun Products Suite Risk Matrix Critical Patch Update January 2012 Patch Delivery Document for Oracle Sun Products Suite My Oracle Support Note 1390289.1
Oracle Virtualization Oracle Virtualization Risk Matrix Critical Patch Update January 2012 Patch Delivery Document for Oracle Sun Products Suite My Oracle Support Note 1390289.1
Oracle MySQL Server Oracle MySQL Risk Matrix Critical Patch Update January 2012 Patch Delivery Document for Oracle Sun Products Suite My Oracle Support Note 1390289.1

Risk Matrix Content

Risk matrices list only security vulnerabilities that are newly fixed by the patches associated with this advisory. Risk matrices for previous security fixes can be found in previous Critical Patch Update advisories. An English text version of the risk matrices provided in this document is available here.

Several vulnerabilities addressed in this Critical Patch Update affect multiple products. Each vulnerability is identified by a CVE# which is a unique identifier for a vulnerability. A vulnerability that affects multiple products will appear with the same CVE# in all risk matrices. Italics indicate vulnerabilities in code included from other product areas.

Security vulnerabilities are scored using CVSS version 2.0 (see Oracle CVSS Scoring for an explanation of how Oracle applies CVSS 2.0). Oracle conducts an analysis of each security vulnerability addressed by a Critical Patch Update (CPU). Oracle does not disclose information about the security analysis, but the resulting Risk Matrix and associated documentation provide information about the type of vulnerability, the conditions required to exploit it, and the potential impact of a successful exploit. Oracle provides this information, in part, so that customers may conduct their own risk analysis based on the particulars of their product usage. As a matter of policy, Oracle does not disclose detailed information about an exploit condition or results that can be used to conduct a successful exploit. Oracle will not provide additional information about the specifics of vulnerabilities beyond what is provided in the CPU or Security Alert notification, the Patch Availability Matrix, the readme files, and FAQs. Oracle does not provide advance notification on CPUs or Security Alerts to individual customers. Finally, Oracle does not distribute exploit code or proof of concept code for product vulnerabilities. For more information, see Oracle vulnerability disclosure policies.

The protocol in the risk matrix implies that all its secure variants (if applicable) are affected too. For example, if HTTP is listed as an affected protocol, it implies that HTTPS (if applicable) is also affected.

Workarounds

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible. Until you apply the CPU fixes, it may be possible to reduce the risk of successful attack by blocking network protocols required by an attack. For attacks that require certain privileges or access to certain packages, removing the privileges or the ability to access the packages from users that do not need the privileges may help reduce the risk of successful attack. Both approaches may break application functionality, so Oracle strongly recommends that customers test changes on non-production systems. Neither approach should be considered a long-term solution as neither corrects the underlying problem.

Skipped Critical Patch Updates

Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply security fixes as soon as possible. For customers that have skipped one or more Critical Patch Updates and are concerned about products that do not have security fixes announced in this CPU, please review previous Critical Patch Update advisories to determine appropriate actions.

Product Dependencies

Oracle products may have dependencies on other Oracle products. Hence security vulnerability fixes announced in this Critical Patch Update may affect one or more dependent Oracle products. For details regarding these dependencies and to apply patches to dependent products, please refer to Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update January 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1374524.1.

Critical Patch Update Supported Products and Versions

Critical Patch Update patches are provided only for product versions that are covered under the Premier Support or Extended Support phases of the Lifetime Support Policy. We recommend that customers plan product upgrades to ensure that Critical Patch Update patches are available for the versions they are currently running.

Product releases that are not under Premier Support or Extended Support are not tested for the presence of vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update. However, it is likely that earlier versions of affected releases are also affected by these vulnerabilities.

Supported Database, Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager Base Platform (formerly "Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control") and Collaboration Suite products are patched in accordance with the Software Error Correction Support Policy explained in My Oracle Support Note 209768.1. Please review the Technical Support Policies for further guidelines regarding support policies and phases of support.

Products in Extended Support

Critical Patch Update patches are available to customers who have purchased Extended Support under the Lifetime Support Policy. Customers must have a valid Extended Support service contract to download Critical Patch Update patches for products in the Extended Support Phase.

On Request Model

Oracle proactively creates patches only for platform/version combinations that, based on historical data, customers are likely to download for the next Critical Patch Update. Patches for historically inactive platform/version combinations of the Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server and Enterprise Manager will be created only if requested by customers.

Refer to Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update January 2012 Availability Document, My Oracle Support Note 1374524.1 for further details regarding the On Request patches.

Credit Statement

The following people or organizations reported security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update to Oracle: an Anonymous Reporter of TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative; Behrang Fouladi of SensePost Information Security; Clement Lecigne; Dennis Yurichev of McAfee Labs; Gorkem Yakin; InfoWorld; Juan Pablo Perez Etchegoyen of Onapsis; Mateusz "j00ru" Jurczyk; Michael Myngerbayev of McAfee Labs; Michael Oglesby of True Digital Security; Minetoshi Takizawa through JPCERT/CC Vulnerability Handling Team; Robert Maly of Ness Technologies; Rohan Stelling of Stratsec Research; Travis Emmert of Veracode; and Will Dormann of CERT/CC.

Critical Patch Update Schedule

Critical Patch Updates are released on the Tuesday closest to the 17th day of January, April, July and October. The next four dates are:

  • 17 April 2012
  • 17 July 2012
  • 16 October 2012
  • 15 January 2013

References

Oracle is advising the latest patches to be applied ASAP and workarounds to be considered for the pending issues.


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