With the monthly update, Microsoft will fix a TIFF zero-day impacting users, but not a serious Windows XP flaw under active attack.
According to the researcher who discovered the bug, Google swiftly addressed the security issue, which could leave users' passwords vulnerable to theft.
Apple released iOS 7.0.4 to address some bugs and also released a developer version of iOS 7.1, which will tackle other issues and add some new features.
On Tuesday, the company released updates for four vulnerabilities affecting its products.
The November security release contained eight bulletins for 19 unique vulnerabilities in Windows, IE and Office.
Microsoft is preparing eight fixes for next week's upcoming Nov. 12 Patch Tuesday, but an update to a recently discovered zero-day vulnerability is not one of them.
The web browser update addresses 15 bugs with 10 patches.
Content publishers running the latest WordPress platform now have one less thing to worry about.
Security group IOActive announced Thursday that vulnerabilities are still present in the national Emergency Alert System (EAS), despite a patch having been issued.
In total, the quarterly CPU brought 127 patches for vulnerabilities in Oracle products.
The fix updates Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat XI from version 11.0.04 to 11.0.05.
The October Patch Tuesday release marks the 10th anniversary for Microsoft's monthly security updates.
Patch Tuesday is coming on Oct. 8 and Microsoft users should prepare themselves for eight patches, four of them critical.
With the release of Firefox 24, Mozilla plugs nine vulnerabilities ranked "critical" in its web browser.
Microsoft warned that all supported versions of IE may be impacted by the flaw, and that saboteurs could target victims via phishing emails or watering hole attacks.
The software giant re-released several patches after updates were offered multiple times for installation or, in some cases, weren't available to customers.
Microsoft has 14 patches prepared for next week, including high-priority fixes that address remote code execution flaws in its Office, Windows and Server software.
Mozilla Plug-n-Hack offers a more seamlessly integrated experience for users of web browser security tools.
As more proof-of-concept code for "critical" Java vulnerabilities makes its way online, users running outdated versions of the platform should be wary of attacks.
Researchers at ESET have discovered that the popular file-downloading utility Orbit Downloader contains a remotely-updating distributed denial-of-service capability. It potentially could be used to spread malware, as well.
A second patch released last week by Microsoft has caused problems for users, forcing the software company to pull and release an amended version of the fix.
The end-of-life data for Windows XP, which debuted in 2001, is next April. Microsoft is asking users who haven't already migrated to a newer operating system to do it now.
MS13-061, which addresses three vulnerabilities in Exchange Server, was scrapped after Microsoft became aware that installing it causes problems. The issues do not occur in Exchange 2007 or 2010 environments, only 2013.
The highest-priority Microsoft patch is a cumulative fix that stops attackers from executing malicious code while users browse the web with IE.
In total, the updated browser fixes 15 flaws potentially affecting users.
Unrevised for more than eight years, the best practices documents are now available for free download.
The most severe flaw addressed was a remotely exploitable bug impacting Oracle's Database Server.
A study from UC Berkeley outlined the successes of bug bounty program and suggested that they could cost companies less than hiring professionals.
Researchers say the vulnerability affects 99 percent of Android devices, which comprises nearly 900 million phones. Many are still without a patch released by Google as they await their smartphone maker to ship it.
The updates heads off two zero-day vulnerabilities. In addition, Adobe distributed fixes for Flash, Shockwave and ColdFusion.