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Oracle Quarterly Critical Patch Update Issued July 19, 2016

MS-ISAC ADVISORY NUMBER:

2016-107

DATE(S) ISSUED:

07/20/2016

OVERVIEW:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Oracle products, which could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

RISK:

Government:
  • Large and medium government entities: HIGH
  • Small government entities: HIGH
Businesses:
  • Large and medium business entities: HIGH
  • Small business entities: HIGH
Home Users:
LOW

RECOMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:
Apply appropriate patches provided by Oracle to vulnerable systems immediately after appropriate testing.
Run all software with the minimum privileges necessary to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
Inform and educate users regarding threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments especially from un-trusted sources.

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