Oracle is the #1 database and has the most advanced feature set. Oracle is made up of a set of processes running in your operating system. These processes manage how data is stored and how it is accessed. I will cover these processes in detail in the future; but for now we just need to understand that Oracle is a program that is running in the background, maintaining your data for you and figuring out where it should go on your hard drive.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Oracle to issue 78 patches, including 27 for MySQL
Oracle is set on Tuesday to release 78 security fixes for vulnerabilities in its database, middleware and applications, according to apreview announcement posted to the company's website this week.
A full 27 of those are targeted for the MySQL database. One of the vulnerabilities can be exploited over a network without log-in credentials. The highest CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) Base Score among the MySQL bugs is 5.5, which falls into the system's "medium" risk range.
Two other fixes are for Oracle's database, and Oracle is also planning to ship 11 patches for Fusion Middleware. Five of the bugs in the latter can be remotely exploited with no user authentication required.
On the application front, the company's E-Business Suite is getting three patches, its supply chain application suite will receive one, PeopleSoft will get six, and JD Edwards will have eight.
Some 17 patches will be released for Sun products, including six that can be remotely exploited with no credentials. Affected products include GlassFish Enterprise Server and the Solaris OS.
Another three patches are for Oracle's virtualization technology, including VirtualBox.