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US-CERT Current Activity

A regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

Cisco Releases Security Updates 15 Aug 2018, 5:48 pm

Original release date: August 15, 2018

Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a denial-of-service condition.  

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:


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FBI Releases Guidance on Defending Against Travel Scams 15 Aug 2018, 2:04 am

Original release date: August 14, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on building a digital defense against travel scams. FBI explains how scammers trick consumers with "free" vacation ploys. These offers may be fake or involve hidden fees. Legitimate companies will not ask prize winners to pay to claim their reward.

NCCIC encourages consumers to review the FBI Article, the Federal Trade Commission's Travel Tips, and NCCIC's Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.


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VMware Releases Security Updates 14 Aug 2018, 11:16 pm

Original release date: August 14, 2018 | Last revised: August 15, 2018

VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in vSphere, Workstation, Fusion, and Virtual Appliances. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain sensitive information.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2018-0020, VMSA-2018-0021, and VMSA-2018-0022 and apply the necessary updates.


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Samba Releases Security Updates 14 Aug 2018, 10:23 pm

Original release date: August 14, 2018

The Samba Team has released security updates to address several vulnerabilities in Samba. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Samba Security Announcements for CVE-2018-10858, CVE-2018-10918, CVE-2018-10919, CVE-2018-1139, and CVE-2018-1140 and apply the necessary updates.


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Adobe Releases Security Updates 14 Aug 2018, 9:21 pm

Original release date: August 14, 2018

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB18-20, APSB18-25, APSB18-26, and APSB18-29, and apply the necessary updates.


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Microsoft Releases August 2018 Security Updates 14 Aug 2018, 9:14 pm

Original release date: August 14, 2018

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.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft’s August 2018 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.


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Intel Side-Channel L1TF Vulnerability 14 Aug 2018, 5:54 pm

Original release date: August 14, 2018 | Last revised: August 15, 2018

Intel has released recommendations to address a side-channel vulnerability called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) that affects multiple Intel microprocessors. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Intel's Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00161, apply the necessary mitigations, and refer to software vendors for appropriate patches, when available.

Additional resources include:


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Oracle Releases Security Alert 13 Aug 2018, 7:19 pm

Original release date: August 13, 2018 | Last revised: August 14, 2018

Oracle has released a security alert to address a vulnerability in multiple versions of Oracle Database. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Oracle Security Alert and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center Advisory 2018-089 for more information and apply the necessary update.


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Back-to-School Cyber Safety 10 Aug 2018, 12:25 pm

Original release date: August 10, 2018

As summer break ends, many students will return to school with mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Although these devices can help students with their schoolwork and stay in touch with family and friends, there are risks associated with using them. However, there are simple steps that can help keep students stay safe while using their mobile devices and getting online.

NCCIC suggests reviewing the following tips and resources for information to keep students cyber safe:


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North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity 9 Aug 2018, 5:02 pm

Original release date: August 09, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified a Trojan malware variant—referred to as KEYMARBLE—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Malware Analysis Report (MAR) MAR-10135536-17 and the US-CERT page on HIDDEN COBRA - North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity for more information.


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