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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.

Google Releases Chrome 10.0.648.204

Google has released Chrome 10.0.648.204 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome Releases blog entry and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

VideoLAN Releases VLC Media Player 1.1.8

VideoLAN has released VLC Media Player 1.1.8 to address two vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are due to the improper handling of .AMV and .NSV files. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the release notes for VLC Media Player 1.1.8 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Fraudulent SSL Certificates

US-CERT is aware of public reports of the existence of fraudulent SSL certificates. These fraudulent SSL certificates could be used by an attacker to masquerade as a trusted website. Multiple web browser vendors have provided updates to recognize and block these fraudulent SSL certificates.

Mozilla has updated Firefox 4.0, 3.6, and 3.5. Additional information can be found in the Mozilla Security Blog.

Microsoft has released updates for various platforms in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2524375. Additional information can be found in Microsoft Security Advisory 2524375.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks. US-CERT will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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