Tech Giant Apple has released a wave of security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in several products. These products include OS X El Capitan, Safari Browser and iOS. Apple states that these security updates are critical since they address vulnerabilities that may allow a remote attacker to take control of a system. Users are encouraged to apply the necessary updates with immediate effect.

OpenSSH has released a new version to address a vulnerability in its current versions. It is stated that the exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system. Users and administrators are advised to install the necessary updates with immediate effect.

Cisco has released Security Updates for several of its products to address multiple vulnerabilities. The products include Wireless LAN Controller Software, Identity Services Engine Software, and Aironet 1800 Series Access Points. Cisco states that the exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected device. It is highly recommended that users and administrators apply the necessary updates with immediate effect.

The Microsoft Corporation has released a comprehensive security bulletin for the month of January 2016 detailing all known vulnerabilities and the updates that address them. A total of 9 updates were covered in this release that detailed a total of 25 vulnerabilities that were found and patched as required. The software that this update addressed includes Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Jscript & VBScript, Microsoft Office, Silverlight, and Microsoft Exchange Server.

Adobe Inc. has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. Adobe states that the exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. It is therefore imperative that users and administrators apply the necessary updates with immediate effect.

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released security updates to address a vulnerability in the ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) software. It is stated that the exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition. Users and administrators are encouraged to apply the necessary updates.

VMware Inc. has released security updates to address a vulnerability in multiple products. The product line-up that is susceptible to this vulnerability includes VMware ESXi, Fusion, Player, and Workstation. VMware states that the exploitation of this vulnerability may allow the escalation of privileges. Users and administrators are hence encouraged to apply the necessary updates.

The Mozilla foundation has released a security advisory and a corresponding update for its popular browser Firefox and its Extended Release Version Firefox ESR. This advisory has been released owing to a vulnerability in the browsers that has the potential to allow them to be compromised.

Apple has released security updates for its media player QuickTime for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. This update has been released to address multiple vulnerabilities. The exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities can lead to an attacker taking control of an affected system.

The popular Content Management System WordPress has released an update to address a cross-site-scripting vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected website. WordPress also announced in its security advisory that several non-security bug fixes were done to WordPress over the previous versions and that at least 52 bugs have been fixed in the new version.

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