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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 March Security Bulletin

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its March release will contain three bulletins. One of these bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows. The remaining two bulletins will have the severity rating of important and will be for Microsoft Windows and Office. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

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

Apple Releases iTunes 10.2

Apple has released iTunes 10.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting the ImageIO, libxml, and WebKit packages. 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 Apple article HT4554 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Mozilla Releases Updates for Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.6.14 and Firefox 3.5.17 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, conduct cross-site request forgery attacks, cause a denial-of-service condition, or operate with elevated privileges.

Some of these vulnerabilities also affect Thunderbird and SeaMonkey. The Mozilla Foundation has released Thunderbird 3.1.8 and SeaMonkey 2.0.12 to address these vulnerabilities.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Foundation security advisories for Firefox 3.6.14 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

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