Oracle Patching

Refer to this URL for patching:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/doc.121/e39376/patch_application.htm#OPTCH141

 

Types of Oracle Patches

Oracle regularly makes patches available to upgrade features, enhance security, or fix problems with supported software. The major types of patches are:

  • Interim patches – contain a single bug fix or a collection of bug fixes provided as required
  • Interim patches for security bug fixes – contain customer-specific security bug fixes
  • Diagnostic patches – intended to help diagnose or verify a fix or a collection of bug fixes
  • Bundle Patch Updates (BPUs) – a cumulative collection of fixes for a specific product or component
  • Patch Set Updates (PSUs) – a cumulative collection of high impact, low risk, and proven fixes for a specific product or component and Security Patch Updates
  • Security Patch Updates (SPU) – a cumulative collection of security bug fixes. SPUs were formerly known as Critical Patch Updates (CPU).
  • System Patch – contains several sub-patches in a format that can be used by OPatchAuto.
  • Merge Label Request (MLR) – a merge of two or more fixes. MLR creation requires a label for the new set of merged code and a Patch Set Exception
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