"Next Tuesday (13 January) promises to be a busy day for hard-pressed sys admins.
Although Microsoft's regular monthly Patch Tuesday update promises only one bulletin, a critical fix for Windows1, Oracle's quarterly batch weighs in at 41 fixes.
The updates fix vulnerabilities across "hundreds of Oracle products", an alert from Oracle warns.
Highlights include nine critical bug fixes for Oracle Secure Backup, all of which might lend themselves to remote exploitation, and two critical fixes for Oracle Application Server. There's also five critical updates for Oracle BEA WebLogic server software packages."