Oracle Molecule / napply CPU

Eric Maurice from Oracle Global Security wrote in his blog that this CPU comes with a new concept called molecule.

The napply CPU is an enhanced CPU format for Oracle Database Server for Unix and Linux platforms version and onward (including and 11g).  In a napply CPU, the security fixes are now grouped in what are called molecules.  Each molecule in the CPU is independent, and does not conflict with other molecules in the CPU.  Conflicts between molecules occur when fixes included respectively in each molecule affect the same file or group of files.

The new CPU format will greatly simplify the patch conflict resolution procedures, thus providing for a quicker resolution of security vulnerabilities than was previously the case.

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