Oracle to readies a whopping 150 security patches for the new year

As expected, Oracle and Adobe will release critical patches alongside Microsoft on Tuesday to kick off the year’s inaugural Patch Tuesday batch of security updates. Adobe is slated to release updates to fix critical vulnerabilities in its Reader and Acrobat products for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Oracle is about to release one of its largest security patch batches in recent memory, with some 147 fixes coming Tuesday for vulnerabilities in Java SE, its flagship database, business applications and assorted other products. Tuesday’s release will contain 36 fixes for Java SE, according to a pre-release announcement posted on Oracle’s website this week. Thirty-four of the weaknesses being targeted can be exploited by an attacker over a network without the need for authentication, Oracle said.

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