The numbers remain high with Oracles latest critical patch release. In fact, the average number of security issues released every quarter keeps growing this year. So the 334 security vulnerabilities in the latest patch doesn’t come as a surprise.
The Outcomes of Oracle Vulnerabilities
The patch will affect hundreds of products and Oracle highly suggest implementing the patch to prevent possible infections. In fact, this quarter’s Critical Patch Update contains 203 patches for vulnerabilities affecting a scope of the most crucial business applications from Oracle, namely, PeopleSoft, E-Business Suite, Fusion Middleware, Retail, JD Edwards, Siebel CRM, Financial Services, Hospitality Applications, Supply Chain. About 65% of the vulnerabilities can be exploited over the network without entering credentials.
Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is Oracle’s primary business software, is managing a wide range of business processes. The solution stores key data, and an attack against Oracle EBS would allow someone to steal and manipulate different business critical information, depending on modules installed in an organization. To stay secure, Oracle does not only recommend this critical patch update be applied as soon as possible, but also continuously emphasizes the urgency of updating on time with a “stay current” policy using the Oracle releases.
Oracle EBS Security: How Can You Be More Proactive?
In today’s sensitive security climate, organizations without effective Oracle EBS security are quite simply at risk. However, applying the right KPIs, organizations can proactively protect themselves by accurately assessing the risk. We’ve put together a webinar to get your organization started on keeping Oracle EBS safe. Let Panaya’s Oracle experts walk you through all the steps to making your oracle EBS secure.