ZDNet is reporting that Oracle has released an emergency patch today, the first of which that has been released since their quarterly update cycle. I can just hear the Oracle DBAs of the world screaming and bitching about this.

I know the Oracle code base is mammoth, but wouldn’t it be nice for them to do a full security code review (which VeriSign’s Enterprise Security Services group offers) to shore up some of these things. I don’t think anyone at Oracle is delusional enough to believe that they are extinction proof, but something like this may go a long way to ensure that the tusky software giant remains in play well into the future.

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.