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The US-CERT Current Activity web page is a regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for August Security Bulletin

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its August release will contain 14 bulletins. Eight bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, and Silverlight. The remaining six bulletins will have the severity rating of important and will be for Microsoft Windows and Office. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

US-CERT will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Cisco Releases Security Advisory for Firewall Services Module

Cisco has released a security advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in the Cisco Firewall Services Module. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Cisco security advisory cisco-sa-20100804-fwsm and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Bulletin to Address Shortcut Vulnerability

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-046 to address a critical vulnerability affecting Microsoft Windows. This vulnerability is due to the failure of Microsoft Windows to properly obtain icons for shortcut files. By convincing a user to display a specially crafted shortcut file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT strongly encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft security bulletin MS10-046 and apply any necessary updates to mitigate the risks.

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