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Integrigy releases a useful impact analysis paper on CPU - Jan 2005



Integrigy have released a very useful paper that shows some analysis of the recent CPU - Jan 2005 patch release. The paper is titled
Oracle Critical Patch Update - January 2005 - E-Business Suite Impact. The analysis provides more information on the recent patches and bugs for the Oracle E-Business Suite. The paper is broken down into sections as follows:


  • Assessment of vulnerabilities


    • Oracle database vulnerabilities (DB01 - DB17)

    • Oracle Application Server Vulnerabilities (AS01 - AS03)

    • Oracle E-Business Suite vulnerabilities (APPS01 - APPS02)


  • Oracle patch analysis


    • Oracle database patches

    • Oracle application server patches

    • Oracle developer 6i patches

    • Oracle E-Business Suite patches


  • Patching strategy


    • High Risk and secure environment strategy

    • Non High risk environment strategy




This is an excellent paper, well written and very thorough. Anyone looking to patch Oracle applications or the E-Business suite should read this paper. This is quite a unique paper with insight, risks and analysis not seen elsewhere.

There are also two other papers on the Integrigy site that relate to CPU - Jan 2005 and its analysis. These are Integrigy Recommended Oracle Patch List - January 18, 2005 and Integrigy Oracle Security Alert Analysis - January 18, 2005 which are locked and only available for customers.