TRAG - ORACLE Critical Patch Updates April 2023

By Sagaya Alphonse posted 05-02-2023 01:35 PM


ORACLE - Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts, and Bulletins

The Critical Patch Update for April 2023 was released on April 18, 2023. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - April 2023 – This link should provide you with the details of affected products and patch information, Risk Matrix Content, workarounds, skipped critical patch updates, and critical patch update supported products and versions.

Critical Patch Update for April 2023 Documentation Map: Document 2921643.1 (

Critical Patch Update for April 2023 – Executive Summary and Analysis: Document 2921644.1 (

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If you are new to this process, please review Oracle's Security Fixing Policies and the Critical Patch Update Advisory. After reviewing these resources, if you are unable to determine if you require a software update, or how to apply it, please contact Oracle Support.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for each product suite, and links to other important documents. Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Components" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

Critical Patch Update Advisories are available at the following location:

Oracle Technical Resources:

Oracle Cloud Customers should review: 

The Critical Patch Update Advisory for April 2023 is available at the following location:

Oracle Technical Resources:  

Important information can also be found at: 

Oracle's Security Fixing Policies are available at the following location:  

The next four dates for Critical Patch Updates are:

July 18, 2023

October 17, 2023

January 16, 2024

April 16, 2024