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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 August Security Bulletin

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, and Silverlight as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or operate with elevated privileges.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the bulletins and follow best-practice security policies to determine which updates should be applied.

Foxit Releases Foxit Reader 4.1.1.0805

Foxit has released Foxit Reader 4.1.1.0805 to address a vulnerability associated with the improper rendering of PDF documents. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the security release notes for Foxit Reader 4.1.1.0805 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks. Additional information regarding this vulnerability can be found in US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#275247.

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

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for August Security Bulletin

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its August release will contain 14 bulletins. Eight bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, and Silverlight. The remaining six bulletins will have the severity rating of important and will be for Microsoft Windows and Office. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

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

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