Symantec has released an update to address vulnerabilities in Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12.1. Symantec states that the exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. According to Symantec’s security advisory, the management console for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) is susceptible to OS command execution and Java code execution elevation of privilege. It is also stated that SEP clients are susceptible to a binary planting vulnerability. All these vulnerabilities are considered high impact, and an urgent update is recommended.

Adobe has released security updates to address several vulnerabilities in its popular multimedia delivery system Adobe Flash Player. Adobe states that the exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Updates include those for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux and for Adobe AIR for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS.

Microsoft has released a comprehensive security bulletin for the month of November 2015 detailing the known vulnerabilities and updates that fix the same. A total of 12 updates were covered, and detailed a total of 53 vulnerabilities that were found and addressed. The software included Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Windows Journal, and .NET Framework.

Google Inc. has released security updates for its popular web browser Google Chrome and the Operating System based on the browser, Chrome OS. Google has stated that these updates address several vulnerabilities, one of which may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. These releases include an update to the Adobe Flash Player implementations as well as various security fixes.

Joomla! has released a critical security update for its Content Management System (CMS) software to address multiple vulnerabilities. Joomla! states that the exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected website. Joomla! also urges users and administrators to update their sites with immediate effect.

Oracle has released Critical Patch Updates (CPU) for several of its products, according to the quarterly schedule. The security bulletin released by Oracle states that 154 vulnerabilities have been addressed throughout the range of software produced by the company. The software includes Oracle database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Supply Chain Products Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle Industry Applications, including Oracle Communications Applications and Oracle Retail Applications, Oracle Java SE, Oracle Sun Systems Products Suite, Oracle Pillar Axiom, Oracle Linux & Virtualization, and Oracle MySQL.

The Mozilla Foundation has released a security update for its popular Firefox web browser. This update addresses one known security vulnerability, the exploitation of which may allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system. Users and administrators are therefore advised to update their versions of Firefox with immediate effect.

Microsoft has released a comprehensive security bulletin for the month of October 2015 detailing the known vulnerabilities and updates that fix the same. A total of 6 updates were covered, and detailed a total of 33 vulnerabilities that were found and addressed. The software included Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Share-point Server, and Windows Server 2012.

Google Inc. has released a new version of their popular web browser Google Chrome. This version addresses several vulnerabilities that were found in previous versions. Google states that the exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities has the potential to allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system. This update is therefore listed as Critical. New versions of Google Chrome for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux are included in this update.

Apple Inc. has released security updates for Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for OS and iOS. This set of updates addresses several vulnerabilities. The exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Updating the software should therefore be considered a high priority.

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