Weekly Patch and Update Summary for Week of October 21, 2016

For all patches and updates listed below please use the appropriate updating methods for your system.  It is advised that you patch and update your system as soon as possible.


Cisco

Cisco has released security updates for vulnerabilities found in multiple products.  Some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to gain control of a system.

List of Updates:

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)

The Internet Systems Consortium has released a security advisory for a vulnerability in versions of BIND software released prior to May 2013.  The vulnerability is also in third-part versions that do not include fix #3548.  This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.  For more information, please see the ISC Security Advisory.

Linux

A vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel.  Known as Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195), this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to gain control of a system.

Please review the vendor pages for more information:

Mozilla

Mozilla has released a Firefox 49.0.2 to address a vulnerability.  This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to gain control of a system.  For more information, please see Security vulnerabilities fixed in FIrefox 49.0.2.

Oracle

Oracle has released its October 2016 Critical Patch Update.  It addressed 247 vulnerabilities in multiple products.  Some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to gain control of a system.  For more information, please see the Oracle October 2016 Critical Patch Update.

Ubuntu

Canonical has released many security updates for their operating system Ubuntu.  For more information please see Ubuntu Security Notices.  

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