Iran Cyber Threat Update

Recent political tensions in the Middle East region have led to significant speculation of increased cyber-related activities. McAfee is on a heightened state of alert to monitor the evolving threats and rapidly implement coverage across all McAfee products as intelligence becomes available. Known campaigns associated with the threat actors from this region were integrated into our products and we continue to monitor our global telemetry for any further activity.

Current activity

We are observing activity that claim to be attributed from threat actors from this region, however, distinguishing attribution between cybercrime and nation state will be crucial since the line will likely blur. For example, typical cybercrime activities such as ransomware, or indeed defacements or DDoS, could well be a mask for nation-state activities.

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Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway Vulnerability

Original release date: January 8, 2020

The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has released information on a vulnerability affecting Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to run arbitrary code on a targeted system. This vulnerability was detected in exploits in the wild.   

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review CERT/CC’s Vulnerability Note VU#619785 and Citrix Security Bulletin CTX267027 for more information and workarounds.

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

Mozilla Patches Critical Vulnerability

Original release date: January 8, 2020

Mozilla has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Firefox and Firefox ESR. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. This vulnerability was detected in exploits in the wild.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 and apply the necessary updates.

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Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox and Firefox ESR

Original release date: January 8, 2020

Mozilla 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 the Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox 72 and Firefox ESR 68.4 and apply the necessary updates.

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