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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 Security Advisory for VLC Media Player

VideoLAN has released a security advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in VLC Media Player. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VideoLAN security advisory VideoLAN-SA-1003 and apply any necessary updates or workarounds to help mitigate the risks.

Cisco Releases Security Advisory for Small Business Video Surveillance Cameras and 4-Port Gigabit Security Routers

Cisco has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability that affects Cisco Small Business Video Surveillance Cameras and Cisco RVS4000 4-Port Gigabit Security Routers. This vulnerability may allow an unprivileged user to gain full administrative access on the device or obtain sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Cisco security advisory cisco-sa-20100421-vsc and apply any necessary updates or workarounds to help mitigate the risks.

McAfee DAT 5958 Issues

US-CERT is aware of public reports indicating that McAfee DAT release 5958 is incorrectly identifying the valid system file, C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe, as containing malicious code. Reports indicate that a false positive detection occurs on Windows XP Service Pack 3 systems. Symptoms include a denial-of-service condition when the McAfee software attempts to clean the file.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the McAfee Virus Profile: W32/Wecorl.a and apply the "extra.dat" and additional updates provided by McAfee as necessary to mitigate this issue. Users should ensure that they have installed DAT 5959 or greater before running any on-demand scans.

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