RE: new Patch Set Updates released

From: Allen, Brandon <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:12:37 -0700
Message-ID: <64BAF54438380142A0BF94A23224A31E112F130CBE_at_ONEWS06.oneneck.corp>

Thanks Martin. I've had the same position as you on patching for years, especially since all our databases are on secured networks, we've never had a (known) security breach, and we're running ERP systems where testing requires a major coordinated effort. But, I'm starting to worry that my luck must be wearing thin and most malicious attacks are internal, plus I've seen a few articles about worms and hacker programs for Oracle in the past few years so I figured I should try changing my ways and get a bit more proactive before it's too late. I figure as long as I'm applying security updates (CPUs), I might as well take the full plunge and apply the "low risk, high value" bug fixes in the PSU too, but I'm just as skeptical as anyone about that "low risk" claim. So far, I haven't heard too many horror stories to scare me away, other than some problems getting the one-off overlay patches if required, but my databases don't have a lot of one-off patches so I'm hoping I won't have trouble there. I'm just waiting for the green light from my developers to take some downtime and patch their database, and then I'll post my results - hopefully in a couple days.

From: Martin Bach []

For what it's worth I'd never install any Oracle patch regardless . . .

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