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Oracle Critical Patch Update January 2012

Oracle has published its preview for the January 2012 CPU scheduled for next Tuesday January, 17.

Most of their products, including the acquisitioned PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Weblogic and the recent Sun/MySQL lines, are affected by this update. Overall there are 78 security relevant patches, with 16 being categorized in the most critical category – Remote Code Execution with Authentication. Only PeopleSoft and the virtualization products are not affected by this critical rating – everybody else should pay close attention to the release next Tuesday.

One notable exception is the Java programming language as it is updated on a separate schedule and had its last release in December 2011.

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