This is the fourth consecutive blog post in our series on how to make Oracle E-Business Suite more secure. In this post, we will focus on reducing the attack surface - something that is a critical component for any successful information security strategy. The more you can reduce the components that are exposed to attackers (and to vulnerabilities), the more you can focus on keeping your exposed systems secure.
Yesterday, Oracle released its quarterly security patches and what a record breaking CPU it was! With close to 300 published patches, this marks the highest number of patches released to date for any CPU. This further validates the trend we have seen in previous CPU’s which is to correct more vulnerabilities in Oracle products due to increased research submissions targeting different Oracle products.
In this month's post we will analyze the January 2017 Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) and how it relates to Oracle Business Critical Applications. This CPU is special because the number of vulnerabilities fixed sets a new record for the amount of vulnerabilities fixed in a single CPU for Business Critical Applications. At Onapsis, we believe there are two main factors that contribute to this record breaking number of vulnerabilities in a single CPU. These two factors are the Researchers and of course, Oracle itself.