Oracle patches prompt downtime debate

February 24, 2003

[From Personal Computer World]

Is it better to have individual fixes, or bundles?

Oracle's decision to release individual patches for "big and nasty" flaws in its database products has stirred controversy over how to minimise disruption while maintaining security.

Last week Oracle released six separate patches for vulnerabilities, four of them for 'critical' flaws.

But by issuing separate patches network managers face more downtime for their databases...

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