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Oracle Critical Patch Question

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I have now inhereted out oracle server maintanace.
I can see there has been a April 2011 Critical Patch.

What is best practice for applying this patch and how do I know which ones are important to me.
Does each new patch contain the old patch info?
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"how do I know which ones are important to me."
- the critical patch contains security fixes to secure your database from the security risks and vulnerability exploit. I would say all critical patches are important.
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To add my personal opinion to what has already been posted.

Oracle is famous for introducing new bugs in patches.  From time to time they also sneak in a LOT of new features into a 'patch' that I feel should probably be a major release.  For example, they have rewritten most of the XML code in some patchsets.

Review the bugs and security holes fixed in the patch you are thinking about applying.  If they really don't apply to your system, I would probably not apply the patch.

Subscribe to the adage:  If it's not broke, don't fix it.

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Sorry for delay - Lookin into this shortly.
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