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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.

Drupal Releases Security Updates

Drupal has released an advisory to address several vulnerabilities in Drupal 8.x. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to obtain or modify sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Drupal's Security Advisory and upgrade to version 8.3.7.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:

  • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller SSH Privilege Escalation Vulnerability cisco-sa-20170816-apic1
  • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Custom Binary Privilege Escalation Vulnerability cisco-sa-20170816-apic2
  • Cisco Virtual Network Function Element Manager Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability cisco-sa-20170816-em

Symantec Releases Security Update

Symantec has released an update to address vulnerabilities in the Symantec Messaging Gateway. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Symantec Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.

Juniper Networks Releases Junos OS Security Advisory

Juniper Networks has released a security advisory that addresses a vulnerability in Junos OS. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Juniper Security Advisory and apply necessary updates.

FTC Releases Alert on Government Grant Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on government grant scams. In these schemes, scammers pose as government officials to get consumers to send them money. Anytime someone asks you to pay money to get money, stop and think twice.

US-CERT encourages consumers to refer to the FTC Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Real-World Warnings Keep You Safe Online for more information.

Microsoft Releases August 2017 Security Updates

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of a system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's August 2017 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.

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