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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 NOVEMBER 01, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 11.1.1.9.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
- 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.


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.

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 usually 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, the 5th octet of the version would be in YYMMDD format. Whereas the YYMMDD is the Build date of the patch. For example 12.2.1.3.200609.
Proactive patches of 10.3.6 and 12.1.3 would continue to have the 5th octet as the release date.

See <Note 2321320.1> for details.

 

Known Issues

  • Known Issues documents will be scoped to a particular product and release version and are listed in the Proactive Patch Tables below.

  • Review the Known Issues documents for information on late-breaking patch delivery issues and regressions. (e.g. patch re-uploads and replacements).

  • Refer to the README for other post-installation instructions and functional issues after patching.

 Advisor Webcasts

  • <Note 2235891.1> Advisor Webcast: Best Practices for Maintaining Oracle Fusion Middleware held on Feb 16th, 2017

  • <Note 2572601.1> Advisor Webcast: Understanding Lifetime Support and Error Correction Policies for Fusion Middleware/WebLogic Server held on October 9th, 2019

  • <Note 2611941.1> Advisor Webcast: How to Find Critical Patch Updates for Oracle Fusion Middleware Products held on January 16th 2020

Actions

Proactive Patch Tables

 

Business Intelligence

Product Patch Type Version Patch Location Latest Release Date Documentation Known Issues
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g Product Bundle Patch 11.1.1.9.210420 <Patch 32744336> 20-APR-2021

<Note 1488475.1> OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended 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

Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) 12c Product Bundle Patch 12.2.1.3.210915

12.2.1.4.210915

 

<Patch 33358811>

<Patch 33358815>

19-OCT-2021

 

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

Cloud Application Foundation (WLS, OHS, OTD, Tuxedo)

Product Patch Type Latest Recommended Patch Release  Known Issues

Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS)

Patch Set Update

Multiple patches are required. The latest recommendations for WLS are delivered with the CPU program and documented in a single source.

From the link below, select the latest Advisory and then the Patch Availability Document for Fusion Middleware:

Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory

 

<Note 2587701.1> Critical Patch Update Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Known Issues

<Note 2596317.1>
Critical Patch Update Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.3.0.0 Known Issues

<Note 2568304.1> Critical Patch Update Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.3.0 Known Issues

<Note 2602696.1> Critical Patch Update Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.4.0 Known Issues

Oracle HTTP Server (OHS)

Product Bundle Patch

Multiple patches are required. The latest recommendations for OHS are delivered with the CPU program and documented in a single source.

From the link below, select the latest Advisory and then the Patch Availability Document for Fusion Middleware:

Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory

 

Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) Security Patch Update

Multiple patches are required. The latest recommendations for OTD are delivered with the CPU program and documented in a single source.

From the link below, select the latest Advisory and then the Patch Availability Document for Fusion Middleware:

Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory

 

Oracle Tuxedo Security Patch Update

Multiple patches are required. The latest recommendations for Tuxedo are delivered with the CPU program and documented in a single source.

From the link below, select the latest Advisory and then the Patch Availability Document for Fusion Middleware:

Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory

 

Data Integration (ODI)

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

 Product Bundle Patch

 

ODIMP Bundle Patch

12.2.1.3.211019

12.2.1.4.210321

12.2.1.4.211011

<Patch 33195453>

<Patch 32659568>

<Patch 33455953>

19-OCT-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 (API Gateway, JDeveloper, OWSM)

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 APRCPU2021  <Patch 32509053> 20-APR-2021 <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

12.2.1.3.210903

12.2.1.4.210903

<Patch 33313934>

<Patch 33313802>

19-OCT-2021 <Note 2303632.1>, Where To Find Cumulative Patches For JDeveloper/ADF?

 

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

12.2.1.3.210524

12.2.1.4.210520

 

<Patch 32917014>

<Patch 32905339>

20-JUL-2021 <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

2.0.6.3.211019 PSU(Physical)

2.0.6.3.211019 PSU(Virtual

2.0.6.4.210720 PSU (Physical)

2.0.6.4.210720 PSU (Virtual)

<Patch 33217537>

<Patch 33217538>

<Patch 32875932>

<Patch 32875934>

19-OCT-2021

<Note 1314535.1>, Exalogic Patch Set Updates (PSU) Primary Note

Note: Oct 2020 PSU is a pre-requisite for Apr 2021 PSU

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

Identity and Access 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

11.1.2.3.210611

12.2.1.3.210915

12.2.1.4.210920

OAM WEBGATE BUNDLE PATCH 12.2.1.4.210816

<Patch 32993776>

<Patch 33359763>

<Patch 33372075>

<Patch 33235067>

19-OCT-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

12.2.1.3.211001

12.2.1.4.211010

<Patch 33420133>

<Patch 33453703>

 

19-OCT-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

12.2.1.3.210929

12.2.1.4.211008

<Patch 32730494>

<Patch 33410732>

<Patch 33448950>

19-OCT-2021 <Note 2691209.1>, OUD Bundle Patch Release History  

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

Product Bundle Patch

11.1.1.9.181230

 

 

12.2.1.3.210714

12.2.1.4.210714

<Patch 29156877>

 

 

<Patch 33114859>

<Patch 33115009>

27-APR-2020

 

 

20-JUL-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  <Patch 29470723> 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

12.2.1.3.211014

12.2.1.4.211014

<Patch 33470976>

<Patch 33470892>

19-OCT-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

11.1.1.9.210430

12.2.1.3.210420

12.2.1.4.210311

 

<Patch 32777655>

<Patch 32397127>

<Patch 32622685>

 19-OCT-2021

<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

11.1.1.9.210420

12.2.1.3.210507

12.2.1.4.201105

<Patch 32112779>

<Patch 32863176>

<Patch 32121987>

20-JUL-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

12.2.1.3.210826

12.2.1.4.210928

 

 

<Patch 33281437>

<Patch 33408307>

19-OCT-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 Suite

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

OCTOBER 2021 8.5.5 BUNDLE PATCH #6

 

<Patch 33394086>

19-OCT-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

12.2.1.3.211019

12.2.1.4.211019

<Patch 33165003>

<Patch 33165007>

19-OCT-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

12.2.1.3.210830

12.2.1.4.210830

<Patch 31827879>

<Patch 33298544>

<Patch 33298526>

19-OCT-2021

<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 12.2.1.4.210826 <Patch 33281560>

<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

12.2.1.3.211019

12.2.1.4.211019

<Patch 33386937>

<Patch 33381673>

19-OCT-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

SES is technically not Oracle Fusion Middleware. Many times integrated with Fusion Middleware and uses the MW_HOME/oracle_common, including ADF, Web Services (in above tables).

The latest SES patches are provided at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E35215_01/relnotes.11222/e35074/toc.htm#BENRM-GUID-EA64DC7C-E5D4-48D0-BE6D-A2A424889C9B

 

 

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In this Document
Details
 Proactive Patching Overview
 Version Numbers
 Known Issues
  Advisor Webcasts
Actions
 Proactive Patch Tables
 Business Intelligence
 Cloud Application Foundation (WLS, OHS, OTD, Tuxedo)
 Data Integration (ODI)
 Developer Tools (API Gateway, JDeveloper, OWSM)
 Exalogic
 Identity and Access Management
 Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
 WebCenter Suite
 Secure Enterprise Search
Contacts
References

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