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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.

FTC Shares Security Tips for ASUS Wireless Routers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has provided network security tips for vulnerable ASUS-branded wireless routers. Major security flaws in these routers may have exposed customers' sensitive information to malicious actors.

FTC urges consumers to download the latest security updates for their routers and be cautious when setting up any personal cloud storage. Users and administrators are encouraged to visit FTC's blog for more information and review US-CERT's Tip on Securing Your Home Network ST15-002.

Microsoft Releases Update for EMET

US-CERT is aware of a vulnerability in Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) versions prior to 5.5. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to bypass or disable EMET to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators visit the Microsoft Security TechCenter  and upgrade to EMET version 5.5. For additional information, please review the FireEye threat research blog.

Google Releases Security Update for Chrome

Google has released Chrome version 48.0.2564.116 to address a vulnerability for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary update.

GNU glibc Vulnerability

GNU glibc contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the DNS resolver. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Vulnerability Note VU#457759 and the glibc Project Notification for additional details and to refer to their respective Linux or Unix-based OS vendor for an appropriate patch.

Mozilla Releases Security Updates

The Mozilla Foundation has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 44.0.2
  • Firefox ESR 38.6.1

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

Cisco Releases Security Update

Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.                                               

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary update. For additional information, please see Vulnerability Note VU#327976

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