MES v4.1.6 to v4.5 update 18c / 19c databases
(Doc ID 2746801.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 25, 2021
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52.0 and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
The January 2021 Release Update (RU) for Oracle Database 18c and Oracle Database 19c will update the Dell BSAFE Micro-Edition Suite MES embedded in the Database from v4.1.6 to v4.5. The BSAFE MES is the underlying encryption libraries used by the Database and associated technologies and products to encrypt data at rest and in transit. Upgrading to MES 4.5 resolves a number of vulnerabilities and provides the latest and most secure encryption ciphers. As a result of the upgrade, an encryption algorithm has been desupported (removed) and several others have been deprecated (announced for future desupport). Other changes noted below have been made. Please review this note carefully prior to the upgrade and take action if required to ensure smooth operation of your database and associated applications.
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