SAP Security Notes May 2017: Military and Defense Solutions

As with the second Tuesday of every month, today SAP released its monthly Security Notes to keep your SAP infrastructure secure. This month, SAP published 14 new Security Notes with only one note tagged as High Priority. However, of these 14 notes, four of them are updates to previous publications. Based on the number of fixed vulnerabilities, and the criticality of each, it’s safe to say that this is not a critical patch day for SAP compared to previous months.

Another Record Breaking Oracle CPU - April 2017

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.

How the Proposed OWASP TOP 10 Changes Would Affect SAP and Oracle

While only in release candidate form, the current proposed changes to the OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks provide clear guidance for any enterprise that needs to secure and protect their critical enterprise business applications. In general, the OWASP Top 10 and these two additions can be directly applied to an approach and methodology for securing ERP based business applications and systems.

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