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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 Windows .LNK Vulnerability

US-CERT is aware of a vulnerability affecting Microsoft Windows. This vulnerability is due to the failure of Microsoft Windows to properly obtain icons for .LNK files. Microsoft uses .LNK files, commonly referred to as "shortcuts," as references to files or applications.

Oracle Releases Critical Patch Update for July 2010

Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for July 2010 to address 59 vulnerabilities across multiple products. This update contains the following security fixes:

  • 6 for Oracle Database Server
  • 2 for TimesTen In-Memory Database
  • 5 for Oracle Secure Backup
  • 7 for Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • 1 for Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • 7 for Oracle E-Business Suite
  • 2 for Oracle Supply Chain Products Suite
  • 8 for Oracle PeopleSoft and JDEdwards Suite
  • 21 for Oracle Sun Products Suite
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the July 2010 Critical Patch Update and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases July Security Bulletin

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

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


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