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US-CERT Current Activity

A regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns 17 Nov 2017, 1:41 am

Original release date: November 16, 2017 | Last revised: November 17, 2017

US-CERT reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season. Emails and ecards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver attachments infected with malware. Spoofed email messages and phony posts on social networking sites may request support for fraudulent causes.

To avoid seasonal campaigns that could result in security breaches, identity theft, or financial loss, users are encouraged to take the following actions:

  • Avoid following unsolicited links or downloading attachments from unknown sources.
  • Visit the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information page on Charity Scams.

If you believe you are a victim of a holiday phishing scam or malware campaign, consider the following actions:

  • Report the attack to the police and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Contact your financial institution immediately and close any accounts that may have been compromised. Watch for any unexplainable charges to your account.
  • Immediately change any passwords you might have revealed and do not use that password in the future. Avoid reusing passwords on multiple sites. See Choosing and Protecting Passwords for more information.

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Oracle Releases Security Alert 16 Nov 2017, 9:39 pm

Original release date: November 16, 2017

Oracle has released a security alert to address multiple vulnerabilities in Oracle Tuxedo. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Oracle Security Alert Advisory and apply the necessary update.


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Cisco Releases Security Update 15 Nov 2017, 5:24 pm

Original release date: November 15, 2017

Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its Voice Operating System software platform. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.


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Mozilla Releases Security Updates 14 Nov 2017, 8:36 pm

Original release date: November 14, 2017

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox 57 and ESR 52.5. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox 57 and ESR 52.5 and apply the necessary updates.


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Microsoft Releases November 2017 Security Updates 14 Nov 2017, 6:50 pm

Original release date: November 14, 2017

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's November 2017 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.


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Adobe Releases Security Updates 14 Nov 2017, 5:41 pm

Original release date: November 14, 2017

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Photoshop CC, Adobe Connect, DNG Converter, InDesign, Digital Editions, Shockwave Player, and Experience Manager. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB17-33, APSB17-34, APSB17-35, APSB17-37, APSB17-38, APSB17-39, APSB17-40, and APSB17-41, and apply the necessary updates.


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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory on Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) 9 Nov 2017, 8:19 pm

Original release date: November 09, 2017

Microsoft has released an advisory that provides guidance on securing Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) fields in Microsoft Office applications. Exploitation of this protocol may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Microsoft Security Advisory for more information and US-CERT's Tip on Using Caution with Email Attachments.


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Joomla! Releases Security Update 7 Nov 2017, 4:40 pm

Original release date: November 07, 2017

Joomla! has released version 3.8.2 of its Content Management System (CMS) software to address multiple vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to obtain sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Joomla! Security Release and apply the necessary update.


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Google Releases Security Update for Chrome 6 Nov 2017, 10:50 pm

Original release date: November 06, 2017

Google has released Chrome version 62.0.3202.89 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary update.


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Cisco Releases Security Update for IOS XE Software 3 Nov 2017, 8:35 pm

Original release date: November 03, 2017

Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its IOS XE software. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.


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