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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.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for October Security Bulletin

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its October release will contain sixteen bulletins. Four bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Ten bulletins will have the severity rating of important and will be for Microsoft Server Software, Windows, and Office. The remaining two bulletins will have the severity rating of moderate and will be for Microsoft Windows. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

US-CERT will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Foxit Releases Foxit Reader 4.2

Foxit has released Foxit Reader 4.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, compromise the digital signature of PDF signatures or cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Foxit security bulletin released on September 29, 2010, review the bug fix list for Foxit Reader 4.2, and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has released updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX. These updates address multiple vulnerabilities including those described in Adobe security advisory APSA10-02 and Flash Player security bulletin APSB10-22. Exploitation of 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 Adobe security bulletin APSB10-21 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks. Additional information regarding these vulnerabilities can be found in the following:

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