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General CPU question

999521
999521 Member Posts: 1
edited Mar 27, 2013 10:21AM in General Database Discussions
In Jan 2013, the CPU was released. Shortly after the CPU was released, issues started to arise in production. Oracle then released a patch to fix that issue. So we have a patch, for the patch (we'll call this patch B).

Does Oracle then go back to the original Jan 2013 CPU and update it with the changes in patch B? Or does it just add the changes in patch B to the CPU for April 2013?

I'm trying to find out if CPUs are updated after they are released.

Thanks!

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  • Mohamed ELAzab
    Mohamed ELAzab Member Posts: 816
    edited Mar 27, 2013 10:16AM
    Hello,

    Just install the latest release as it is cumulative.

    the link for documentation:
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html#CriticalPatchUpdates
    Please also have a look on the best practice document:
    http://www.oracle.com/us/support/assurance/leveraging-cpu-wp-164638.pdf?ssSourceSiteId=otnen
    In the best practice document please read the following:
    Cumulative nature of the security fixes included in the Critical Patch Update
    Critical Patch Updates are cumulative for many Oracle products. This meansthat, forthese products,
    a CPU includes newsecurity fixes aswell as all previously released CPU fixesforthis particular
    platform and version combination. The main benefit of cumulative CPUsisthat it allows customersto
    quickly and easily “catch up” to currentsecurity release level by only applying the most recent CPU. A
    detailed explanation of Oracle’sremediation policies, aswell as a list of all product familiesforwhich
    CPUs are cumulative can be found on the SecurityVulnerability Fixing Policy and Process page2
    on
    Oracle’sweb site.
    BR
    Mohamed ElAzab
    http://mohamedelazab.blogspot.com
    Mohamed ELAzab
  • TSharma-Oracle
    TSharma-Oracle Member Posts: 1,900 Silver Trophy
    Does Oracle then go back to the original Jan 2013 CPU and update it with the changes in patch B? Or does it just add the changes in patch B to the CPU for April 2013?
    No Oracle does not go back and add anythign on its previously releases patch. Oracle always adds it old changes in its latest patchset. Oracle latest patchset(April) will include your Jan patchset.
    TSharma-Oracle
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