System Alerts

Mozilla Releases Security Update

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 29, 2016 - 02:57
Original release date: November 28, 2016

Mozilla has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Firefox versions 49 and 50. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 50.0.1   

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox and apply the necessary update.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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Vulnerabilities Identified in Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd)

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 21, 2016 - 18:50
Original release date: November 21, 2016

The Network Time Foundation's NTP Project has released version ntp-4.2.8p9 to address multiple vulnerabilities in ntpd. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Vulnerability Note VU#633847 and the NTP Security Notice Page for vulnerability and mitigation details.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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Symantec Releases Security Updates

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 18, 2016 - 17:14
Original release date: November 18, 2016

Symantec has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Norton and Symantec enterprise products. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Symantec Security Advisory SYM16-021 and apply the necessary updates.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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VMware Releases Security Update

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 17, 2016 - 17:13
Original release date: November 17, 2016

VMware has released a security update to address a vulnerability in vRealize Operations. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0020 and apply the necessary update.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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Mozilla Releases Security Updates

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 16, 2016 - 00:56
Original release date: November 15, 2016

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 50
  • Firefox ESR 45.5

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox and apply the necessary updates.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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Symantec Releases Security Updates

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 16, 2016 - 00:47
Original release date: November 15, 2016

Symantec has released security updates to address a vulnerability in multiple products. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Symantec Security Advisory SYM16-020 and apply the necessary updates.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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Strategic Principles for Securing the IoT

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 15, 2016 - 22:42
Original release date: November 15, 2016

DHS has released a set of Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) to help inform consumers, operators and manufacturers in their decision-making regarding networked and networkable devices. While the IoT can provide efficiency, convenience, and interactivity features that are attractive, the IoT can also be vulnerable to manipulation by malicious actors, as observed in recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. US-CERT recommends reviewing the Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things to learn more.

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VMWare Releases Security Updates

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 14, 2016 - 22:17
Original release date: November 14, 2016

VMWare has released security updates to address a vulnerability in VMware Workstation and Fusion. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0019 and apply the necessary updates.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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OpenSSL Releases Security Update

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 10, 2016 - 18:11
Original release date: November 10, 2016

OpenSSL version 1.1.0c has been released to address vulnerabilities in prior versions. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the OpenSSL Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Computer System and Cyber Alerts - November 10, 2016 - 15:28
Original release date: November 10, 2016

Google has released Chrome version 54.0.2840.99 for Windows and version 54.0.2840.98 for Linux. These new versions address multiple vulnerabilities that, if exploited, may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary updates.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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