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Primary Note on Fusion Middleware Proactive Patching - Patch Set Updates (PSUs) and Bundle Patches (BPs) (Doc ID 1494151.1)

Last updated on APRIL 08, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 11.1.1.1.0 to 12.2.1.4.0 [Release Oracle11g to 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This includes all the products that are released under Fusion Middleware. This document includes all products released with Oracle Fusion Middleware. See for all release announcements and a "Product Included" list for each 11g and 12c release. The latest patch set maintenance release is expected to be applied before applying Bundle Patches and PSUs provided in this document. See the Advisor Webcast: Best Practices for Maintaining Oracle Fusion Middleware - https://community.oracle.com/docs/DOC-1011338.

Details

This document includes the announcement of the latest Fusion Middleware proactive patch releases and provides a single entry point to access all of the documentation pertaining to the Fusion Middleware proactive patches by product..

Proactive Patching Overview

Between Patch Set releases, Oracle's proactive patching program provides critical fixes to customers on a regular, predictable schedule in support of best maintenance practices.

Proactive patches are released on the same quarterly schedule as the Critical Patch Updates program releases, specifically the Tuesday closest to the 17th of January, April, July, and October. Exceptions to this schedule are documented in the product bundle patch documentation listed in the tables below.

There are a few different types of proactive patches - Patch Set Updates (PSUs), Product Bundle Patches, and Suite Bundle Patches. They all share the following characteristics:

  • Cumulative Content: The most recent patch can be applied, and it includes all fixes previously released in earlier patches for the patch set or base release.
  • CPU (Critical Patch Update) program security fixes: All security fixes announced in the CPU Advisory for this product are included in the proactive patch. Please see the Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin for a listing of all CPU Advisories released to date.
  • Well tested: The patches are tested for regressions and functional correctness.
  • Supported: If an Oracle product has been certified with specific patchset versions of another Oracle product, it is supported with any Oracle provided interim patches including the proactive patches. For example, Oracle Service Bus 12.2.1.3.x is supported with all of the WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3.x PSUs.

The patch types differ in the nature of their content as follows:

  • Patch Set Update (PSU): The content is highly controlled. Enhancements are not included.
  • Product Bundle Patch: The content is controlled. Small enhancements may be included.
  • Suite Bundle Patch: A collection of product bundle patches for a suite (e.g., an Oracle Identity Management Suite bundle patch consisting of OAM, OAAM, and OIM).

A primary goal of the proactive patching program is to provide a series of proactive, stabilizing cumulative patches for a product version (release or patch set). The following are guidelines that Oracle follows for the bundle patch lifecycle for a product version. The specifics will vary depending on the content of individual bundles.

  • Once a patch set or release is available, the first bundle patch may occur as early as the next quarterly proactive patch cycle, or more typically at the second quarterly proactive patch cycle after the release. The timing is a function of both the targeted content and when in the quarterly period the release was made available.
  • Proactive patches with security content will continue as long as the version is supported for error correction. The policies are outlined in <Note 209768.1>, Database, FMW, EM Grid Control, and OCS Software Error Correction Support Policy.
  • Bundle Patches and PSUs will reach a plateau of non-security content as the version stabilizes. Once this is reached, there will be a tapering off of non-security content. Oracle expects this plateau to be reached with the third or fourth Bundle Patch or PSU.
  • PSU and Bundle Patch content will be primarily security-related once the next patch set in the series is released.

Version Numbers

This enables customers and Oracle Support to refer to just one number, the version, rather than a list of interim patches or sets of bundles that have been applied.

Note: Effective July 2017 the version numbers for some Fusion Middleware proactive patches have a new format. The new format replaces the 5th place release date of the bundle version with a build date in the form "YYMMDD" where:

YY is the last 2 digits of the year
MM is the numeric month (2 digits)
DD is the numeric day of the month (2 digits)

Starting July 2020 release 11.1.1.9.0, 12.2.1.3.0 and 12.2.1.4.0 proactive patches, 5th octet of the version would be in YYMMDD format. Where as the YYMMDD is the Build date of the patch. For example: WLS PATCH SET UPDATE 12.2.1.3.200609.
Proactive patches of 10.3.6 and 12.1.3 would continue to have the the 5th octet as the release date.

See <Note 2321320.1> for details.

 

Known Issues

Starting with the July 2016 release, proactive patches READMEs will include a link to a Known Issues document. These Known Issues documents will be scoped to a particular product and patch set version and are listed in the Proactive Patch Tables below. Review the Known Issues documents for information on late breaking issues and regressions.

 

Actions

Proactive Patch Tables

The tables below list the latest Fusion Middleware proactive patches by product and include links to the associated documentation.

For a complete listing of Fusion Middleware products with proactive patches see <Note 2353270.1>, Fusion Middleware Proactive Patch History - Patch Set Updates (PSUs) and Bundle Patches (BPs).

 

Business Intelligence

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues
 Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g  Product Bundle Patch 11.1.1.9.210119 <Patch 32310890> 19-JAN-2021 <Note 1488475.1>, OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets <Note 2128841.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.9.X Bundle Patches
Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) 12c Product Bundle Patch 12.2.1.3.201216

12.2.1.4.201216

 

<Patch 32294042>

<Patch 32294048>

19-JAN-2021

 

<Note 2070465.1>, OBIEE 12c - Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets

<Note 2350408.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

<Note 2461133.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) 12.2.1.4.X Bundle Patches

Cloud Application Foundation

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues

Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) 12c (12.2.1.x)

(OHS 11.1.1.9 and 12.1.3 are not part of Bundle Patch Program)

 

Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) 11.1.1.9 and 12.1.3

Product Bundle Patch

 

 

 

Security Patch Update

 

12.2.1.3.200911

12.2.1.4.200826

 

 

11.1.1.9.0 SPU FOR APRCPU2020

12.1.3 SPU FOR APRCPU2020

 

20-OCT-2020

 

 

 

14-APR-2020

No separate BP or KI document for OHS. Obtain cumulative bundle from CPU program by selecting latest Advisory and then Patch Availability Document for Fusion Middleware.
Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory

Update July 24, 2019: Oracle has placed OHS Bundle Patch 12.2.1.3.190517 (<Patch 29794278>) on hold and is no longer available. Work is being done to fix a reported issue with the patch. An ETA for the release of the new patch will be documented in Doc ID 2534806.1 Critical Patch Update (CPU) Program July 2019 Patch Availability Document (PAD) .

In the meantime, the previous OHS BP was <Patch 29407043> OHS (NATIVE) BUNDLE PATCH 12.2.1.3.190310.  See also <Note 2568225.1>.

Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) 11.1.1.6 and later Security Patch Update

11.1.1.9.0 SPU FOR CPU APR2019

  16-APR-2019 <Note 1676256.1>, Available Versions, Patches, and Updates for Download for Oracle Traffic Director (OTD)  
Oracle Tuxedo 12c Security Patch Update

12.1.1.0 SPU FOR CPUJAN2020

12.1.3.0 SPU FOR CPUJAN2020

  14-JAN-2020 Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory  
Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6.X, 12c and later Patch Set Update

10.3.6.0.210119

12.1.3.0.210119

12.2.1.3.201217

12.2.1.4.201209

14.1.1.0.201208

<Patch 32052267>

<Patch 32052261>

<Patch 32300397>

<Patch 32253037>

<Patch 32247800>

 

 

19-JAN-2021 <Note 1470197.1>, Primary Note on WebLogic Server Patch Set Updates (PSUs)

<Note 2137518.1>, Known Issues for Oracle WebLogic Server (OWLS) 12.1.3.0.X Patch Set Updates

<Note 2350415.1>, Known Issues for Oracle WebLogic Server (OWLS) 12.2.1.3.X Patch Set Updates

Data Integration

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues
 Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 11g and 12c  Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.4.210108

<Patch 32453836>

19-JAN-2021

<Note 456313.1>, Primary Note For Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) And Legacy Sunopsis, Releases and Patches

<Note 2165828.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 11.1.1.9.X Bundle Patches

<Note 2221585.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12.2.1.X Bundle Patches

Developer Tools

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues
Oracle API Gateway 11.1.2.X Security Bundle Patch 11.1.2.4.0 SPU FOR APRCPU2020   14-APR-2020 <Note 2055237.1>, Information and Bug Listing of Oracle API Gateway Bundle Patches (Service Packs) - 11.1.2.x Version  
Oracle JDeveloper ADF 11g, 12c Security Bundle Patch 12.2.1.4.210107 <Patch 32357288> 19-JAN-2021 Note 2303632.1, Where To Find Cumulative Patches For JDeveloper/ADF?

No separate BP or KI document for ADF. Obtain cumulative bundle from CPU program by selecting latest Advisory and then Patch Availability Document for Fusion Middleware.

12.1.3.0.0 JULY 2020 PATCH FOR EM - This patch has to be recommended only against Enterprise manager product.

Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) 12.2.1.3.X Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.200928

 

  20-OCT-2020 <Note 2349770.1>, Information and Bug Listing of Oracle Web Services Manager Bundle Patches - 12.2.1.3.x (12c) Version <Note 2350417.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

Exalogic

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues
Oracle Exalogic Server 1.X, 2.X Patch Set Update

2.0.6.4.210119 PSU (Physical)

2.0.6.4.210119 PSU (Virtual)

<Patch 32170372>

<Patch 32170373>

19-JAN-2021 <Note 1314535.1>, Exalogic Patch Set Updates (PSU) Primary Note

<Note 2286560.1>, Known Issues for Exalogic 2.0.6.3.X Patch Set Updates

Identity Management

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues
Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g,  12.2.1.3.x & 12.2.1.4.x Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.201201

12.2.1.4.201201

<Patch 32217879>

<Patch 32217874>

19-JAN-2021

 

<Note 736372.1>, OAM Bundle Patch Release History <Note 2350402.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches
Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 11g,  12.2.1.3.x & 12.2.1.4.x Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.210107

12.2.1.4.210112

<Patch 32358686>

<Patch 32374968>

 

19-JAN-2021

 

<Note 2348003.1>, Information And Bug Listing of Oracle Identity Manager Bundle Patches: 12.2.1.x <Note 2350403.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) 11g, 12.2.1.3.x, 12.2.1.4.x

Product Bundle Patch

11.1.2.3.200625

12.2.1.3.200827

12.2.1.4.200827

  20-OCT-2020 <Note 2691209.1>, OUD Bundle Patch Release History  

Oracle Internet Directory(OID) 11g, 12.2.x

Product Bundle Patch

11.1.1.9.181230

 

 

12.2.1.3.210115

12.2.1.4.210115

<Patch 29156877>

 

 

<Patch 32388309>

<Patch 32388172>

27-APR-2020

 

 

19-JAN-2021

<Note 1614114.1>, OID 11g 11.1.1.7 and 11.1.1.9:
Oracle Internet Directory (OID) Version 11g Bundle Patch (BP) (Including Directory Integration Platform / DIP) / Bundle Patches

<Note 2355090.1>,  OID 12c (generic for 12.2.1.3 and higher):Oracle Internet Directory (OID) Version 12c Bundle Patch (BP) (Including Directory Integration Platform / DIP) / Bundle Patches

 
Oracle Identity Analytics 11gR1 Security Patch Update 11.1.1.5.8   16-APR-2019 <Note 736372.1>, OAM Bundle Patch Release History <Note 2350402.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches
Oracle Identity Management Suite 11g, 12.2.1.x Suite Bundle Patch/Stack Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.210118

12.2.1.4.210119

<Patch 32394045>

<Patch 32395452>

19-JAN-2021 <Note 2657920.1> Stack Patch Bundle for Oracle Identity Management Products  

 

<Note 2350402.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

<Note 2350403.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

<Note 2378916.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) 11.1.1.9.X, 12.1.3.0.X, 12.2.1.X Product Bundle Patch

11.1.1.9.200529

12.2.1.3.201020

12.2.1.4.200724

 

   20-OCT-2020

<Note 2045274.1>, OPSS (Oracle Platform Security Services) - Bundle Patch Reference

<Note 2128807.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) 11.1.1.9.X Bundle Patches

<Note 2461149.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise 11.1.1.7.x, 12.2.1.x

(Only Linux, Solaris Sparc and Solaris X64 to be released)

Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.210115

12.2.1.4.210115

<Patch 32388309>

<Patch 32388172:>

19-JAN-2021

<Note 1376249.1>, Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (ODSEE), Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE) and Directory Server (DS) Products

<Note 2164821.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (ODSEE) 11.1.1.7.X Bundle Patches

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues
Oracle Service Bus 11g Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.201111

12.2.1.4.201105

<Patch 32144336>

<Patch 32121987>

19-JAN-2021 <Note 1499170.1>, OSB 11g and 12c: Bundle Patch Reference <Note 2256498.1>, Known Issues for Oracle Service Bus 11.1.1.9.X Bundle Patches
Oracle SOA Suite 11g and 12c Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.201210

12.2.1.4.210102

 

 

<Patch 32260099>

<Patch 32337168>

19-JAN-2021 <Note 1485949.1>, SOA 11g and 12c: Bundle Patch Reference

<Note 2128811.1>, Known Issues for Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.9.X Bundle Patches

<Note 2128812.1>, Known Issues for Oracle SOA Suite 12.1.3.0.X Bundle Patches

<Note 2387682.1>, Known Issues for Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

WebCenter

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues
Oracle Outside In Technology Product Bundle Patch

DECEMBER 2020 8.5.4 BUNDLE PATCH #11

JANUARY 2021 8.5.5 BUNDLE PATCH #3

<Patch 32262009>

<Patch 32303325>

 

19-JAN-2021 <Note 1340018.1>, Installing Outside In Technology (OIT) Patches And Critical Patch Updates (CPU)/Security Patch Updates (SPU)  
Oracle WebCenter Content 12c Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.210119

12.2.1.4.210119

<Patch 32169510>

<Patch 32169495>

19-JAN-2021

<Note 2150629.1>, Links to One-Off/Interim and Fully Released Patches for Oracle WebCenter Content, 12c (Bundle Patch numbers/links)

<Note 2350404.1>, Known Issues for Oracle WebCenter Content 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g and 12c Product Bundle Patch

11.1.1.9.201015

12.2.1.3.200905

12.2.1.4.200903

  20-OCT-2020

<Note 1087226.1>, Recommended Patches for Oracle WebCenter Portal

WebCenter Core Bundle Patch 12.2.1.3.200414(ID:200226.2131.S)

WebCenter Core Bundle Patch 12.2.1.4.200414

<Note 2350416.1>, Known Issues for Oracle WebCenter Portal 12.2.1.3.X Bundle Patches

Oracle WebCenter Sites 12.2.1.3.X Product Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.210119

12.2.1.4.210119

<Patch 32292427>

<Patch 32315127>

19-JAN-2021

<Note 2105705.1>, Links to One-Off/Interim and Fully Released Patches for Oracle WebCenter Sites (Bundle Patch numbers/links)

 

Note 2166418.1, Known Issues for Oracle WebCenter Sites 12.2.1.X Bundle Patches

 

Secure Enterprise Search

Technically not Oracle Fusion Middleware, but many times integrated with Fusion Middleware and uses the MW_HOME/oracle_common, including ADF, Web Services (in above tables).

 

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In this Document
Details
 Proactive Patching Overview
 Version Numbers
 Known Issues
Actions
 Proactive Patch Tables
 Business Intelligence
 Cloud Application Foundation
 Data Integration
 Developer Tools
 Exalogic
 Identity Management
 Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
 WebCenter
 Secure Enterprise Search
Contacts
References

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