Current high-impact types of security incidents

  • Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox, Firefox ESR
    by CISA on April 8, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Original release date: April 8, 2020Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. 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 Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox 75 and Firefox ESR 68.7 and apply the necessary updates. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

  • Google Releases Security Updates
    by CISA on April 8, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Original release date: April 8, 2020Google has released Chrome version 81.0.4044.92 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses 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.

  • Mozilla Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR
    by CISA on April 3, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Original release date: April 3, 2020Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities have been detected in exploits in the wild. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review Mozilla’s security advisory for Firefox 74.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.6.1 and apply the necessary updates. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

  • FBI Releases Guidance on Defending Against VTC Hijacking and Zoom-bombing
    by CISA on April 2, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Original release date: April 2, 2020The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on defending against video-teleconferencing (VTC) hijacking (referred to as “Zoom-bombing” when attacks are to the Zoom VTC platform).  Many organizations and individuals are increasingly dependent on VTC platforms, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, to stay connected during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The FBI has released this guidance in response to an increase in reports of VTC hijacking. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency encourages users and administrators to review the FBI article as well as the following steps to improve VTC cybersecurity: Ensure meetings are private, either by requiring a password for entry or controlling guest access from a waiting room. Consider security requirements when selecting vendors. For example, if end-to-end encryption is necessary, does the vendor offer it? Ensure VTC software is up to date. See Understanding Patches and Software Updates. CISA also recommends the following VTC cybersecurity resources: FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Alert: Cyber Actors Take Advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to Exploit Increased Use of Virtual Environments Zoom blog on recent cybersecurity measures Microsoft Teams security guide This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

  • MS-ISAC Releases Advisory on DrayTek Devices
    by CISA on April 1, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Original release date: April 1, 2020The Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has released an advisory regarding two vulnerable command injection points in DrayTek devices (CVE-2020-8515). An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities were detected in exploits in the wild. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review MS-ISAC Advisory 2020-043 and the DrayTek Security Advisory for CVE-2020-8515 and apply the necessary updates and mitigations. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

  • Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome
    by CISA on April 1, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Original release date: April 1, 2020Google has released Chrome version 80.0.3987.162 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses 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.

  • Apple Releases Security Updates
    by CISA on March 25, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Original release date: March 25, 2020Apple 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: iCloud for Windows 7.18 iCloud for Windows 10.9.3 iTunes 12.10.5 for Windows iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 Safari 13.1 watchOS 6.2 tvOS 13.4 macOS Catalina 10.15.4, Security Update 2020-002 Mojave, Security Update 2020-002 High Sierra Xcode 11.4 This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

  • Adobe Releases Security Update for Creative Cloud Desktop Application
    by CISA on March 25, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Original release date: March 25, 2020Adobe has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Creative Cloud Desktop Application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB20-11 and apply the necessary update. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

  • Microsoft RCE Vulnerabilities Affecting Windows, Windows Server
    by CISA on March 23, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Original release date: March 23, 2020Microsoft has released a security advisory to address remote code execution vulnerabilities in Adobe Type Manager Library affecting all currently supported versions of Windows and Windows Server operating systems. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities in the wild. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Advisory ADV200006 and the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) Vulnerability Note VU#354840 for more information and apply the necessary mitigations until patches are made available. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

  • Drupal Releases Security Updates
    by CISA on March 19, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Original release date: March 19, 2020Drupal has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting Drupal 8.7.x and 8.8.x. 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 the Drupal security release and apply the necessary updates or mitigations. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.