Oracle Critical Patch Updates for April 2018

Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2018 that addresses 254 vulnerabilities across multiple products.

A remote attacker could exploit a number of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Oracle products affected include, but not limited to: Oracle Database Server, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle Industry Applications (Construction, Financial Services, Hospitality, Retail, Utilities), Oracle Java SE and Oracle Systems Products Suite.

Approximately a third of the vulnerabilities in the Oracle update address third party products (such as Apache) also included in Oracle product distributions.

Oracle also reminded users that the the Spectre (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) processor vulnerabilities were addressed in the January 2018 critical patch release. 

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