The Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update February 2011 was released on February 15th, 2011. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.
The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and a pointer to obtain the latest releases and patches. Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products Affected" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.
Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.
The Advisory is available at the following location:
Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts:
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From the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog this week:
UCM and Siebel
I don't think we've linked to Blogging about Oracle Applications blog before, and am happy to start. This article on Using UCM as content management system for Siebel is certainly interesting.
The APEX Blog Aggregator has some useful code to play with for Validating e-mail in PL/SQL. Have a look and see if you have any suggestions/improvements for the author.
Are you a guru of the SQL command line? A knight of the relational domain? Here's a a contest for you, as relayed by the Pythian Blog: Hear ye, hear ye: Announcing the 2nd Intl. NoCOUG SQL Challenge
Also of interest from the Pythian Blog is this venture in remote disk admin that reminds me of building a ship in a bottle: MacGyvering a Remote Disk Usage Utility
Internet et al. over at Tom Kyte's Blog
I'm always happy to find out I have something in common with Tom Kyte, and now I can add: 'Uses Google Chrome browswer' to the list. Tom has an item in his blog on blocking undesirable pages from a Google search in Chrome that you can read here: Searching on Google just got a lot safer...
Another item from Tom Kyte's blog is a link to a posting on using Oracle as a calculator. I wonder if someone has worked out as an exercise the transaction cost of using an enterprise RDBMS as a pocket calculator? The link: What is even worse...
Seems to be our week for linking to Tom Kyte's posts. Here he points out a very eductional article on security and the role of bind variables. A lot of developers find it easier to hard wire values rather than 'bothering' with bind variables. Well, in a web context, the bad guys are very pleased to reward you for your cutting of corners: An interesting read...
Leaks. Politicians hate 'em. Plumbers make a living from them. Programmers hate them too, but they still manage to get through. The new Oracle Solaris Studio has some new tools for catching memory leaks as you can read about here: Discover and Uncover in Solaris Studio 12.2
A white paper on a pretty exciting feature of Oracle's StorageTek: Using Oracle's StorageTek Search Accelerator