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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.

VideoLAN Releases a Security Advisory for VLC Media Player

VideoLAN has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability in VLC Media Player. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. The updated release also addresses additional issues that could result in a denial-of-service attack.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VideoLAN security advisory VideoLAN-SA-1004 and apply any necessary updates or workarounds to help mitigate the risks.

Google Releases Chrome 5.0.375.127

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.127 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, or conduct spoofing attacks.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome Releases blog entry and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe Releases Security Update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has released an update for Reader and Acrobat to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities affect the following versions:

  • Adobe Reader 9.3.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition or execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-17 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

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