Oracle owns up to patching problems

Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 1:53 AM EST

Database giant Oracle Corp. has faced mounting criticism of its security patching process during the last two years.

Its quarterly Critical Patch Updates are typically followed by reports from security researchers of flaws not being fixed as advertised. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based vendor has also been accused of sitting on vulnerabilities that are more than a year old, and of releasing patch bulletins that are hopelessly difficult to decipher. That criticism will likely continue after the next CPU is released July 18.

At SearchSecurity.

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