Database Patch News — February 2020 (Issue 2)


Database Patch News — February 2020 (Issue 2)

by Willie Gray | Feb 19, 2020 | Best Practices , Database Patch News , database patching , Database Security , Oracle , SQL Server

Last modified on March 13th, 2020 at 3:46 pm

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Welcome to Database Patch News, Buda Consulting’s monthly newsletter of current patch information for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Here you’ll find information on available patches—including security patches—and desupported versions made available during the past month.

Why should you care about patching vulnerabilities and bugs? Two big reasons:

  1. Unpatched systems are a top cyber attack target. Patch releases literally advertise vulnerabilities to the hacker community. The longer you wait to patch, the greater your security risk.
  2. Along with running a supported database version, applying the latest patches ensures that you can get support from the vendor in case of an issue. Patching also helps eliminate downtime and lost productivity associated with bugs. 

Here are the latest patch updates for Oracle and SQL Server:Oracle Patches:

19c
DATABASE RELEASE UPDATE 18.9.0.0.0.200114
OJVM RELEASE UPDATE 18.9.0.0.0.200114

18c
DATABASE RELEASE UPDATE 19.6.0.0.0.200114
OJVM RELEASE UPDATE 19.6.0.0.0.200114 

12cR2
DATABASE RELEASE UPDATE 12.2.0.1.200114
OJVM RELEASE UPDATE 12.2.0.1.200114
Regular support ends Mar 2023 and extended support ends Mar 2026

12cR1
DATABASE PATCH SET UPDATE 12.1.0.2.200114
(Extended Support Contract Required)

OJVM PATCH SET UPDATE 12.1.0.2.200114
(Extended Support Contract Required)

The last freely available patch was July 2019 for 12.1.0.2. The Oct 15 2019 Patch Set Update (PSU) is available but may require an extended support purchase to access it. Patches will be released until July 2021 for this version. PSU 12.1.0.2.191015 is available.

11gR4
DATABASE PATCH SET UPDATE 11.2.0.4.200114
(Extended Support Contract Required)
OJVM PATCH SET UPDATE 11.2.0.4.200114
(Extended Support Contract Required)

The last freely available patch was October 2018 for 11.2.0.4. PSU 11.2.0.4.191015 is available but may require clients to purchase extended support to access it.

Oracle Engineered Systems
Oracle Exadata System Software for 18.1.24, 19.2.10 & 19.3.4
Oracle Exadata QFSDP for Jan 2020
Oracle SuperCluster QFSDP for Jan 2020

SQL Server Patches:
SQL Server 2019 – Cumulative Update 1 released on 01/07/2019

SQL Server 2017 – Cumulative Update 18 released on 12/09/2019
SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 – Cumulative Update 11 released on 12/09/2019
SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 – Cumulative Update 15 released on 07/09/2019
SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3 – Cumulative Update 4 released on 07/29/2019
SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 – Cumulative Update 18 released on 07/29/2019

 

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