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Oracle Patch Update April 2017 (Database Server)

Oracle have released their latest critical patch update for Database Server yesterday evening (18/4). This Oracle Critical Patch Update includes 2 new security fixes for Oracle Database and fix for a high scoring vulnerability for Oracle Secure Back up. These updates are available for the below supported versions:

  • Oracle Database Server
  • Oracle Database Server


The Oracle Secure Backup/ PHP nasty is exploitable remotely, without the need for authentication. ext/session/session.c in certain versions of PHP does not properly maintain a certain hash data structure, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors related to session deserialization.

For more information please see the full Oracle update at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2017-3236618.html#AppendixDB

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