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This page lists announcements of security fixes made in Critical Patch Update Advisories, Security Alerts and Bulletins, and it is updated when new Critical Patch Update Advisories, Security Alerts and Bulletins are released.

 Instructions for subscribing to email notifications of Critical Patch Update Advisories and Security Alerts.
 Guidelines for reporting security vulnerabilities.

This page contains the following sections:

Critical Patch Updates

Critical Patch Updates are collections of security fixes for Oracle products. They are available to customers with valid support contracts. They are released on the Tuesday closest to the 17th day of January, April, July and October. The next four dates are:

  • 16 January 2018
  • 17 April 2018
  • 17 July 2018
  • 16 October 2018

A pre-release announcement will be published on the Thursday preceding each Critical Patch Update release.

The Critical Patch Updates released since 2014 are listed in the following table. Critical Patch Updates released before 2014 are available here.

Critical Patch Update Latest Version/Date
Critical Patch Update - October 2017
Rev 4, 16 November 2017
Critical Patch Update - July 2017
Rev 4, 10 August 2017
Critical Patch Update - April 2017
Rev 5, 20 June 2017
Critical Patch Update - January 2017
Rev 5, 18 May 2017
Critical Patch Update - October 2016
Rev 4, 21 November 2016
Critical Patch Update - July 2016
Rev 2, 18 October 2016
Critical Patch Update - April 2016
Rev 3, 20 December 2016
Critical Patch Update - January 2016
Rev 2, 12 February 2016
Critical Patch Update - October 2015
Rev 6, 27 October 2015
Critical Patch Update - July 2015
Rev 4, 30 July 2015
Critical Patch Update - April 2015
Rev 3, 28 April 2015
Critical Patch Update - January 2015
Rev 2, 10 March 2015
Critical Patch Update - October 2014
Rev 5, 21 November 2014
Critical Patch Update - July 2014
Rev 2, 24 July 2014
Critical Patch Update - April 2014
Rev 2, 28 April 2014
Critical Patch Update - January 2014
Rev 1, 14 January 2014

Security Alerts

Oracle will issue Security Alerts for vulnerability fixes deemed too critical to wait for distribution in the next Critical Patch Update. The Security Alerts released since 2014 are listed in the following table. Security Alerts released before 2014 are available here.

Security Alert Number And Description Latest Version/Date
Alert for CVE-2017-10269 Rev 2, 16 November 2017
Alert for CVE-2017-10151 Rev 3, 04 November 2017
Alert for CVE-2017-9805 Rev 1, 22 September 2017
Alert for CVE-2017-3629 Rev 2, 20 June 2017
Alert for CVE-2016-0636 Rev 1, 23 March 2016
Alert for CVE-2016-0603 Rev 1, 05 February 2016
Alert for CVE-2015-4852 Rev 2, 12 November 2015
Alert for CVE-2015-3456 QEMU "Venom" Rev 1, 15 May 2015
Alert for CVE-2014-7169 Bash "Shellshock" Rev 5, 30 September 2014
Alert for CVE-2014-0160 OpenSSL "Heartbleed" Rev 1, 18 April 2014

Solaris Third Party Bulletins

Solaris Third Party Bulletins are used to announce security fixes for third party software distributed with Oracle Solaris. Solaris Third Party Bulletins are published on the same day as Oracle Critical Patch Updates are released. These bulletins are be updated on the Tuesday closest to the 17th of the following two months after their release (i.e., the two months between the normal quarterly Critical Patch Update publication dates). In addition, Solaris Third Party Bulletins may also be updated for vulnerability fixes deemed too critical to wait for the next scheduled publication date. Bulletins published before January 20, 2015 are available here.

Solaris Third Party Bulletin Latest Version/Date
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - October 2017
Rev 2, 16 November 2017
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - July 2017
Rev 4, 18 September 2017
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - April 2017
Rev 4, 19 June 2017
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - January 2017
Rev 4, 28 March 2017
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - October 2016
Rev 5, 11 January 2017
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - July 2016
Rev 6, 10 April 2017
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - April 2016
Rev 8, 16 October 2017
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - January 2016
Rev 5, 12 April 2016
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - October 2015
Rev 5, 14 January 2016
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - July 2015
Rev 6, 15 September 2015
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - April 2015
Rev 3, 15 June 2015
Solaris Third Party Bulletin - January 2015
Rev 5, 01 April 2015

Oracle Linux Bulletins

Oracle releases security advisories for Oracle Linux as patches become available. Security advisories (ELSA) are published at https://linux.oracle.com/security/.

Starting October 20, 2015, Oracle will also publish Oracle Linux Bulletins which list all CVEs that had been resolved and announced in Oracle Linux Security Advisories in the last one month prior to the release of the bulletin. The Oracle Linux Bulletin will be published on the same day as Oracle Critical Patch Updates are released. These bulletins will also be updated for following two months after their release (i.e., the two months between the normal quarterly Critical Patch Update publication dates) to cover all CVEs that had been resolved in those two months following the bulletin's publication. In addition, Oracle Linux Bulletins may also be updated for vulnerability fixes deemed too critical to wait for the next scheduled bulletin publication date.

Oracle Linux Bulletin Latest Version/Date
Oracle Linux Bulletin - October 2017
Rev 2, 17 November 2017
Oracle Linux Bulletin - July 2017
Rev 3, 18 September 2017
Oracle Linux Bulletin - April 2017
Rev 3, 19 June 2017
Oracle Linux Bulletin - January 2017
Rev 3, 17 March 2017
Oracle Linux Bulletin - October 2016
Rev 3, 19 December 2016
Oracle Linux Bulletin - July 2016
Rev 3, 19 September 2016
Oracle Linux Bulletin - April 2016
Rev 3, 20 June 2016
Oracle Linux Bulletin - January 2016
Rev 3, 21 March 2016
Oracle Linux Bulletin - October 2015
Rev 3, 21 December 2015

Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletins

Oracle releases security advisories for Oracle VM Server for x86 as patches become available. Security advisories (OVMSA) are published at https://linux.oracle.com/errata/.

Starting July 19, 2016, Oracle will also publish Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletins which will list all CVEs that had been resolved and announced in Oracle VM Server for x86 Security Advisories in the last one month prior to the release of the bulletin. The Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletin will be published on the same day as Oracle Critical Patch Updates are released. These bulletins will also be updated for following two months after their release (i.e., the two months between the normal quarterly Critical Patch Update publication dates) to cover all CVEs that had been resolved in those two months following the bulletin's publication. In addition, Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletins may also be updated for vulnerability fixes deemed too critical to wait for the next scheduled bulletin publication date.

Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletin Latest Version/Date
Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletin - October 2017
Rev 2, 17 November 2017
Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletin - July 2017
Rev 3, 18 September 2017
Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletin - April 2017
Rev 3, 19 June 2017
Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletin - January 2017
Rev 3, 17 March 2017
Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletin - October 2016
Rev 3, 19 December 2016
Oracle VM Server for x86 Bulletin - July 2016
Rev 3, 19 September 2016

Map of CVE to Advisory

The Map of CVE to Advisory/Alert indicates which CVEs are fixed in each Critical Patch Update and Security Alert. The Map of CVE to Solaris Third Party Bulletin indicates which CVEs are fixed in each Solaris Third Party Bulletin.

Policy on Information Provided in Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts

As a matter of policy, Oracle will not provide additional information about the specifics of vulnerabilities beyond what is provided in the Critical Patch Update or Security Alert notification, the pre-installation notes, the readme files, and FAQs. Oracle provides all customers with the same information in order to protect all customers equally. Oracle will not provide advance notification or "insider information" on Critical Patch Update or Security Alerts to individual customers. Finally, Oracle does not develop or distribute active exploit code (or "proof of concept code") for vulnerabilities in our products.

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