Active Exploitation of Recently Disclosed Vulnerabilities

Number: AL15-010
Date: 17 July 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this alert is to bring attention to recently disclosed vulnerabilities and their active exploitation.

Assessment

CCIRC is aware of attacks exploiting recently patched zero-day vulnerabilities. As a result, CCIRC would like to raise awareness concerning these potentially serious vulnerabilities, as they may be exploited by malicious actors to perform a range of fraudulent activities, such as accessing sensitive information and installing malware.

Suggested action

Due to the elevated risk that these vulnerabilities present, CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly. CCIRC recommends that priority is given to these patches.

References

CCIRC advisories;

Additional Resources;

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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