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.

Intel Releases Security Updates

Intel has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to gain an escalation of privileges on a previously infected machine.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the following Intel advisories and apply the necessary updates:

iTerm2 Vulnerability

The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has released information on a vulnerability (CVE-2019-9535) affecting iTerm2, a macOS terminal emulator. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

Microsoft Releases October 2019 Security Updates

Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Apple Releases Security Updates

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates:

NSA Releases Advisory on Mitigating Recent VPN Vulnerabilities

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released an advisory on advanced persistent threat (APT) actors exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Microsoft Reports Cyberattacks on Targeted Email Accounts

The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has released a blog post describing an increase in malicious cyber activity from the Iranian group known as Phosphorus. These threat actors are exploiting password reset or account recovery features to take control of targeted email accounts.

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