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Oracle January 2023 Critical Patch Update Addresses 183 CVEs

Oracle January 2023 Critical Patch Update Addresses 183 CVEs

Oracle addresses 183 CVEs in its first quarterly update of quarterly with 327 patches, including 71 critical updates.

Background

On January 17, Oracle released its Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2023, the first quarterly update of the year. This CPU contains fixes for 183 CVEs in 327 security updates across 29 Oracle product families. Out of the 327 security updates published this quarter, 71 patches were assigned a critical severity. High severity patches accounted for the bulk of security patches at 146, followed by medium severity patches at 104.

This quarter’s update includes 71 critical patches across 32 CVEs.

Severity
Issues Patched
CVEs
Critical
71
32
High
146
74
Medium
104
71
Low
6
6
Total
327
183

Analysis

This quarter, the Oracle Spatial Studio product family contained the highest number of patches at 79, accounting for 24.1% of the total patches, followed by Oracle E-Business Suite at 50 patches, which accounted for 15.3% of the total patches.

Of the 327 patches, 49 patch CVEs released from 2018 – 2021, 10 of which were given a CVSSv3 score greater than 9. This means legacy vulnerabilities account for 14.9% of the total patches and 14.1% of critical patches. These 49 patches include 5 patches for CVE-2021-44832, a Log4j vulnerability released at the end of December 2021, and though it was given a lower CVSSv3 and is less likely to be exploited than Log4Shell, its inclusion highlights that there are still Log4j vulnerabilities in many applications used in production environments.

A full breakdown of the patches for this quarter can be seen in the following table, which also includes a count of vulnerabilities that can be exploited over a network without authentication.

Oracle Product Family
Number of Patches
Remote Exploit without Authentication
Oracle Spatial Studio
79
63
Oracle E-Business Suite
50
39
Oracle Graph Server and Client
39
31
Oracle Hyperion
37
8
Oracle Communications
16
12
Oracle Commerce
12
10
Oracle Insurance Applications
12
10
Oracle Database Server
9
1
Oracle MySQL
8
5
Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database
7
4
Oracle Construction and Engineering
7
2
Oracle Siebel CRM
7
7
Oracle PeopleSoft
6
6
Oracle Supply Chain
6
1
Oracle Financial Services Applications
4
2
Oracle HealthCare Applications
4
4
Oracle Essbase
3
0
Oracle Communications Applications
3
2
Oracle Big Data Graph
2
1
Oracle GoldenGate
2
2
Oracle Enterprise Manager
2
2
Oracle Fusion Middleware
2
2
Oracle Hospitality Applications
2
1
Oracle JD Edwards
2
1
Oracle Retail Applications
2
1
Oracle Global Lifecycle Management
1
0
Oracle Food and Beverage Applications
1
0
Oracle Health Sciences Applications
1
1
Oracle Java SE
1
1

Solution

Customers are advised to apply all relevant patches in this quarter’s CPU. Please refer to the January 2023 advisory for full details.

Identifying affected systems

A list of Tenable plugins to identify these vulnerabilities will appear here as they’re released. This link uses a search filter to ensure that all matching plugin coverage will appear as it is released.

Get more information

Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory – January 2023
Oracle January 2023 Critical Patch Update Risk Matrices
Oracle Advisory to CVE Map

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