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OBIEE CPU Patches — Where To Find OBIEE 10g and 11g Critical Patch Updates (CPU) Patches And/Or Security Alerts

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition – Version: [1900] to [1308] – Release: 10g to 11g
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition – Version: [1900] to [1308]   [Release: 10g to 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


How can you determine if there are any Oracle Critical Patch Updates (CPU) and/or Security Alerts for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 10g and 11g?


Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts

Critical Patch Updates (CPU) and Security Alerts notifications are posted on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website.  This website maintains a listing of all Oracle products including OBIEE and typically gets updated quarterly, or as needed.  It is possible to receive notification of new CPU and security alerts by email.

Critical Patch Updates (CPU) Patches are cumulative for many Oracle products. This means that, for these products, a CPU includes new security fixes as well as all previously released CPU fixes for this particular
platform and version combination. The main benefit of cumulative CPUs is that it allows customers to
quickly and easily “catch up ” to current security release level by only applying the most recent CPU.

For example,you have the patch for Oct 2011, you do not need to first apply the patch for Jul 2011. Applying the most current CPU patch will include all current fixes.
However, each CPU advisory describes only the security fixes added since the previous Critical Patch Update advisory. Thus, prior Critical Patch Update advisories should be reviewed for information regarding earlier published security fixes.

Full details on released CPU patches and how to enable alerts can be found here.

Locating OBIEE CPU Patch
To determine if a recent CPU Patch affects OBIEE, you will need to go to CPU Patch link  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

Look for section ” Critical Patch Updates” . There will be many links available for CPU patches released during different months. One needs to review these links according to what CPU patches one is looking for.

For example, you can click CPU Patch link(i.e. “Critical Patch Update – October 2011″ )
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2011-330135.html and it will bring up a new page.
In the new page, look for section ” Affected Products and Components” and under this section look for
OBIEE (i.e. “Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, versions,,″). If you see references to OBIEE, click the Patch Availability ” Fusion Middleware” link and review the patch release notes for applicable patches.

For example, when using the steps just described, you will see section titled “3.2.2 Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition” and will find the latest CPU patches.

Here you will notice that CPU patches were released for OBIEE for Oct 2011 <<12830486, 12830471>>, July: Patch 11833743 for OBIEE 10g and so on.