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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 Windows Help and Support Center Vulnerability

US-CERT is aware of a vulnerability affecting the Mircosoft Windows Help and Support Center. This vulnerability is due to improper sanitization of hcp:// URIs. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Vulnerability Note VU#578319 and implement the workarounds to help mitigate the risks and reduce attack vectors.

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

Google Releases Chrome 5.0.375.70

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.70 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, conduct cross-site scripting attacks, bypass security restrictions, or obtain sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome Releases blog entry and update to Chrome 5.0.375.70 to help mitigate the security risks.

Microsoft Releases June Security Bulletin

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SharePoint, and .NET Framework as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or operate with elevated privileges.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the bulletins and follow best-practice security policies to determine which updates should be applied.

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