The exploit code was published Wednesday, only a day after Oracle, security provider Symantec said in an alert to users of its DeepSight intelligence service.
The exploit code was. It targets the and appears to give the attacker higher privileges on the system.
Oracle addressed close to 40 vulnerabilities in its Tuesday patch release cycle. Some of the issues would require an exploit for a successful attack; others would not, according to Symantec.
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team added its voice on Wednesday, urging users in an alert to apply Oracle's fixes.