Oracle to Patch on Monthly Schedule

August 19, 2004

[From eWeek]

Oracle has broken the silence surrounding its failure to release patches for multiple security flaws, confirming to eWEEK.com that the release delay is caused by the fact that the company is heading to a monthly patch rollup model, as many had suspected.

"Oracle [Corp.] is moving to a monthly patch rollup model because we believe a single patch encompassing multiple fixes, on a predictable schedule, better meets the needs of our customers," a spokeswoman for the Redwood Shores, Calif., database giant said in an e-mail exchange.

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