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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.

Oracle Releases Critical Patch Update for January 2010

Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for January 2010 to address 24 vulnerabilities across several products. This update contains the following security fixes:

  • 10 for Oracle Database
  • 3 for Oracle Application Server
  • 3 for the Oracle Applications Suite
  • 1 for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards Suite
  • 5 for the BEA Products Suite
  • 2 for the Oracle Primavera Products Suite
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the January 2010 Critical Patch Update and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks. Additional information can be found in US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-012A.

Microsoft Releases January Security Bulletin

Microsoft has released an update to address a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows in its Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2010. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to view content rendered in a specially crafted Embedded OpenType (EOT) font in an application that can render EOT fonts. Common applications that can render EOT fonts include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office Word, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the bulletin and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

VMware Releases Multiple Updates for ESX

VMware has released Security Advisory VMSA-2010-0001 to address multiple vulnerabilities in ESX Service Console packages for Network Security Services (NSS) and NetScape Portable Runtime (NSPR). Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial-of-service condition, bypass security restrictions, and compromise a vulnerable system.

Additionally, VMware has updated two previously released advisories: VMSA-2009-0014.2 that addresses vulnerabilities in the DHCP, Service Console Kernel, and Java JRE packages for ESX, and VMSA-2009-0004.3 that addresses vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL, BIND, and Vim packages for ESX.

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