Oracle critical patch – A practical solution to secure Oracle

January 22, 2011 | By

Hi Friends,

Today we are explaining about Oracle Critical Patch. Yes sometimes you are getting this mail from Oracle support (every 3 months). But how many times you checked about critical patch?

Oracle Critical patch – A practical solution to secure Oracle Database

Every time you are getting mail from Oracle support about Oracle critical patch update. Very few people are taking interest in Oracle critical patch. I have seen many clients are not interesting to apply Oracle critical patch on database.

If you are asking those people about why they are not applying Oracle critical patch then simple reply we got “it is not useful”.

Oracle critical patch is most useful to secure your database from the security risks and vulnerability exploitation. Oracle critical patch contains number of security fixes which were found by Oracle support as well as other clients. Hence it is more important to apply said patch on production. How can we say that it is not usable?

If we know important of our data and database then security of database is equally important. Oracle critical patch can offer better security because it restricts security black holes and exploitation. With the help of Oracle critical patch we can close backdoors of database which were attracting intruders and hackers for entering in our database and easiest way to theft our important data.

Nowadays, data security is more important in global high tech world. Using net any intruder can enter in your database anytime without any hurdles. If we are able to close our backdoors of database then we can able to protect our databases.

Applying critical patch of Oracle is the superlative decision to build more protection of your database. Hence critical patch includes sets of vulnerabilities exclusion pieces. Vulnerabilities are before now experimented by Oracle technicians and found by different affected clients. New vulnerabilities and security holes always created because new features are being introduced in new versions. If I am not using some of Oracle feature then why I should need to apply critical patch – this question always raised by most of my clients. If you are not using any of database features then security risk does not becoming decreasing. Database always ships with all features of Oracle and when you are installing same database without knowing of security holes and bugs. An intruder or hacker knows only security black holes of Oracle database. Attacker always finds new black holes of database to hack database and stealing important information from database.

If you are working in remote database support industries then Security of database is very important concern for you. Maintaining security of Oracle database and protect Oracle database from intruders and hackers is equally important like high availability of database or backup of Oracle database. To provide maximum security during remote Oracle support applying Oracle critical patch is useful solution.

More Oracle DBA related articles you can read from our Oracle DBA Tips section.

Thanks and regards,

Gitesh Trivedi

Expert Remote DBA support team

Dbametrix Solutions

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  1. Hitesh Patel says:

    Yes. I am 100% agree with concept of critical patch should need to apply on database. Writer is explaining good concept for Oracle critical patch update. Nice sharing.

  2. Swati Shukla says:

    Wonderful explanation and really truthful reasons to apply critical patch on Oracle database to maintain security protection of databases. Thanks for sharing such nice article.

  3. Ronak Godbole says:

    Appreciate for exploring about oracle critical patch update needs. Writer explains what I am saying. Congrats for efforts.

  4. Jonas says:

    Excellent explanation about Oracle critical patch and security of oracle.

  5. Lennard- dba says:

    Hello Gitesh,
    Outstanding blog with brilliant explanation of Oracle security and oracle critical patch. Thanks keep it up buddy.

  6. Simon Dubios says:


    Are you advocating Oracle critical patch or something??!!! I am kidding. Thanks for providing wonderful explanation and kindly tell me how many other articles written by you? Provide me link of all articles. I am interesting subscribing. Excellent sharing with some sense of real time experience.

  7. Rikin Shah says:

    Wonderful knowledge sharing.