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Oracle's Security Updates Now Include Sun

With Sun Microsystems now a part of Oracle, it falls to the database and enterprise software colossus to offer support for its new assets. That's now coming relatively soon following the closing of the two companies' merger.

As a result, and for the first time, Oracle's quarterly Critical Patch Update includes patches for Sun technology. While a number of the updates focus on core Oracle products, a handful are Sun-specific, with several being targeted at Solaris itself. eSecurity Planet takes a look at what's in store for IT managers in this latest update.


Oracle is moving quickly to secure its new Sun Microsystems technology assets. In the first Critical Patch Update (CPU) from Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) since it completed its acquisition of Sun, the database giant is providing 16 fixes for Sun products, five of which are specific to the Solaris operating system.

In total, 47 vulnerabilities across Oracle's product lines are being patched as part of the company's April 2010 CPU -- the latest in Oracle's quarterly roundup of patches.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Oracle Updates Solaris (and Everything Else) for Security