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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.

Internet System Consortium Releases BIND Advisory

The Internet System Consortium has released an advisory to address a vulnerability affecting BIND versions 9.7.1 through 9.7.2-P3. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators using the affected versions of BIND to upgrade to BIND 9.7.3 or check with their software vendor for updated versions. Additional information regarding this vulnerability can be found in US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#559980.

Oracle Releases Critical Patch Update for Java SE and Java for Business

Oracle has released a Critical Patch Update for Java SE and Java for Business. This update addresses multiple vulnerabilities and contains 21 security fixes.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Oracle Java SE and Java for Business Critical Patch Update Advisory for February 2011 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

VMware Releases Advisory for Windows 7 Users

VMware has released an advisory to alert users of an issue affecting VMware on the Microsoft Windows 7 platform. This issue prevents VMware from connecting from the View Client on Windows 7 to the View Connection Server after installing the Microsoft patches 2482017 and 2467023 from Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-003.

VMware users on the Windows 7 platform should upgrade to VMware View Client build 353760 prior to applying Microsoft patches 2482017 and 2467023. VMware users who have previously applied these Microsoft patches should upgrade to VMware View Client build 353760 to mitigate the issue.

Additional information can be found in the VMware Knowledge Base advisory.

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