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  • VMware Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products:
    Original release date: September 17, 2019

    VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in ESXi and vCenter. 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 VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2019-0013 and apply the necessary updates and workarounds.

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

  • 2019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors:
    Original release date: September 17, 2019

    MITRE has released the 2019 Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors list. The Top 25 is a compilation of the most frequent and critical errors that can lead to serious vulnerabilities in software. An attacker can often exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service condition.

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Top 25 list and evaluate recommended mitigations to determine those most suitable to adopt.

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

  • Intel Releases Security Updates:
    Original release date: September 10, 2019

    Intel has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit one 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 Intel's Security Advisories INTEL-SA-00290 and INTEL-SA-00285 and apply the necessary updates.

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

  • Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome :
    Original release date: September 10, 2019

    Google has released Chrome version 77.0.3865.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates.

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

  • MS-ISAC Releases Security Event Primer on Malware:
    Original release date: September 10, 2019

    The Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has released a Security Event Primer on Malware. The white paper outlines general malware operations and includes common malware event types and best practice recommendations. An attacker can use malware to gain access to a network, obtain sensitive data, and damage systems.

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review MS-ISAC’s White Paper: Security Event Primer – Malware, see CISA’s Tip on Protecting Against Malicious Code, and implement the recommended best practices.

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

  • Microsoft Releases September 2019 Security Updates:
    Original release date: September 10, 2019

    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.

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft’s September 2019 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.

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

  • Adobe Releases Security Updates:
    Original release date: September 10, 2019

    Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting Flash Player and Application Manager. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB19-45 and APSB19-46 and apply the necessary updates.

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

  • North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity:
    Original release date: September 9, 2019

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified two malware variants—referred to as ELECTRICFISH and BADCALL—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.

    CISA encourages users and administrators to review the HIDDEN COBRA - North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity page, which contains links to Malware Analysis Reports MAR-10135536-21 and MAR-10135536-10, for more information.

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  • FBI Safe Online Surfing Challenge:
    Original release date: September 9, 2019

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched the Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Challenge, encouraging educators to promote web literacy and safety for students during the 2019-20 school year. FBI developed the program to educate children on how to navigate the web securely using activities that correspond with specific grade levels. Public, private, and home schools with at least five students are eligible to participate in the online challenge.

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to review the FBI SOS Challenge Announcement and the CISA Tip Keeping Children Safe Online.

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

  • U.S. Cyber Command Shares 11 New Malware Samples:
    Original release date: September 8, 2019

    U.S. Cyber Command has released 11 malware samples to the malware aggregation tool and repository, VirusTotal. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review U.S. Cyber Command’s VirusTotal page to view the samples. CISA also recommends users and administrators review the CISA Tip on Protecting Against Malicious Code for best practices on protecting systems and networks against malware.

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

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