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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.

Oracle Releases Critical Patch Update for April 2010

Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for April 2010 to address 47 vulnerabilities across several products. This update contains the following security fixes:

  • 7 for Oracle Database Server
  • 5 for Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • 1 for Oracle Collaboration Suite
  • 8 for Oracle Application Suite
  • 4 for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards Suite
  • 6 for Oracle Industry Applications
  • 16 for Sun Products
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the April 2010 Critical Patch Update and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities that affect the following:

  • Adobe Reader 9.3.1 and earlier
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3.1 and earlier
  • Adobe Reader 8.2.1 and earlier
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.2.1 and earlier
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 Adobe security bulletin APSB10-09 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases April Security Bulletin

Microsoft has released an update to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Exchange as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, operate with elevated privileges, cause a denial-of-service attack or spoof an IPv4 address to bypass filtering devices.

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

Sun Java Deployment Toolkit Plugin and ActiveX Control Vulnerability

The Sun Java Development Toolkit plugin and ActiveX control contain a vulnerability. This vulnerability is due to insufficient argument validation. By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted HTML document, an attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability and execute an arbitrary JAR file on the affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#886582 and implement any necessary workarounds to help mitigate the risk until a fix is available from the product vendor.

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

VMware Releases Security Advisory VMSA-2010-0007

VMware has released security advisory VMSA-2010-0007 to address multiple vulnerabilities in VMware hosted products, vCENTER Server and ESX. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, operate with elevated privileges, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VMware security advisory VMSA-2010-0007 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for April Security Bulletin

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification, indicating that its April release cycle will contain 11 bulletins. Five of them will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows. The remaining six bulletins will have the severity rating of important or moderate and will be for Microsoft Windows, Office, and Exchange. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

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

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