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The ThreatCon is currently at Level 1: Normal.

On March 14, 2017, Microsoft released its scheduled patch update for March 2017. This month's update covers vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Windows, Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers, Windows Kernel, Microsoft XML Core Services, Windows DirectShow, Windows DVD Maker, Active Directory Federation Services, Windows IIS, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Windows SMB Server, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows Hyper-V and Adobe Flash Player. Eighteen security bulletins have been released to address these issues.

On March 14, 2017, Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

There is no report of the vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

Customers are advised to apply all patches as soon as possible.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2017

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB17-07

Symantec ThreatCon Rating

The Symantec ThreatCon rating is a measurement of the global threat exposure, delivered as part of Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System.
ThreatCon Level 1
Low : Basic network posture
This condition applies when there is no discernible network incident activity and no malicious code activity with a moderate or severe risk rating. Under these conditions, only a routine security posture, designed to defeat normal network threats, is warranted. Automated systems and alerting mechanisms should be used.

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Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System

Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System tracks security events on a global basis, providing early warning of active attacks. With personalized notification triggers and expert analysis, the system enables enterprises to prioritize IT resources in order to better protect critical information assets against a potential attack. To track security threats, it continuously correlates IDS and firewall attack data from the security systems of over 20,000 partners in over 180 countries, plus virus statistics from the Symantec Digital Immune System and many other human intelligence resources. Experts at Symantec analyze the information to identify active attacks and deliver advanced warning with actionable analyses and countermeasures.
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