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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.

Google Releases Chrome 14.0.835.202

Google has released Chrome 14.0.835.202 for Linux, Mac, Windows, and Chrome Frame to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome Releases blog entry and update to Chrome 14.0.835.202.

Cisco Releases Security Advisory for Cisco IOS Software Smart Install

Cisco has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability in the Cisco IOS Software Install feature running on Cisco Catalyst Switches. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow remote code execution by an unauthenticated attacker.

US-CERT encourages administrators to review Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20110928-smart-install for information about software updates and to review the Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletin for workaround information.

SSL/TLS Protocol Vulnerability

US-CERT is aware of a vulnerability affecting the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to decrypt encrypted SSL/TLS traffic and obtain sensitive information.

Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2588513 to provide workarounds for this vulnerability in the Windows implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols.

US-CERT encourages Microsoft Windows users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Advisory 2588513 and implement the workarounds listed in the advisory to help mitigate the risks.


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