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.

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Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for February Security Bulletin

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification, indicating that its February release cycle will contain 13 bulletins. Five of them will have a severity rating of Critical and will be for Microsoft Windows. The remaining eight bulletins have an Important rating and are for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2010.

Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.3 for iPod touch

Apple has released iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.3 for iPod touch to address vulnerabilities in the CoreAudio, ImageIO, Recovery Mode and WebKit packages. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, or obtain sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple article HT4013 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 980088

Microsoft has released Security Advisory 980088 to alert users of a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The advisory indicates that exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to harvest user credentials and other sensitive information by enticing users to visit a maliciously crafted web page.

Cisco Releases Security Advisory for Unified MeetingPlace

Cisco has released a security advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in Unified MeetingPlace. These vulnerabilities may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, manipulate configuration data, create unauthorized accounts, operate with elevated privileges or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Google Releases Chrome 4.0.249.78

Google has released Chrome 4.0.249.78 for Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome Releases blog entry and update to Chrome 4.0.249.78 for Windows to help mitigate the risks.

RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Updates to Address Vulnerabilities

RealNetworks, Inc. has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in several versions of RealPlayer for Windows, Mac, and Linux and several versions of the Helix Player for Linux. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the RealNetworks, Inc. advisory and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.