Oracle is to release a set of patches next week, including fixes for two nasty vulnerabilities for its database software.

In total, Oracle plans to release 41 bug-fixes next Tuesday, but users are likely to pay particular attention to two bugs in the database that can be exploited over a network without a username and password. Oracle plans to ship 17 database fixes in all.

News of nthe patches were announced on the Oracle website. More details on the updates will be released on Tuesday, but Oracle said that versions 9i, 10g, and 11g of its database are affected.

The next most-patched product will be Oracle's E-Business Suite, with 11 bug-fixes affecting the Advance Pricing, Application Object Library, Applications Framework, Applications Manager and Applications Technology stack components.

Three fixes each are expected for the company's Application Server and PeopleSoft products. The Siebel SimBuilder and Enterprise Manager software will also be patched next week, Oracle said.