Provides fixes to vulnerabilities that affect various versions and product families, such as Oracle Database Server, Oracle JDeveloper, Solaris, or MySQL Server.

The Critical Patch Update of the Oracle corresponding to the month of January of 2017 is full of repairs.

And is that, on this occasion, the collection of patches from Oracle enter up to 270 security fixes that address vulnerabilities in the different families and versions of product. Among the affected software are Oracle Database Server, Oracle Secure Backup, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle, Java, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools, Solaris and MySQL Server, and many others.

Due to the amount of bugs fixed and the fact that cybercriminals will seek to exploit existing holes if no action is taken, Oracle is now recommending “strongly customers remain in the versions actively supported and apply the corrections” of update patches critical “without delay,”.

The american company has also indicated “it may be possible to reduce the risk of a successful attack by blocking network protocols required for an attack”.

What? Removing privileges or the ability to access certain packages. However, “both approaches may break application functionality”, adds the Oracle, which says that none of these alternatives is “a long-term solution because they do not correct the underlying problem”.