Recently published SChannel exploit for WIndows

Hi Folks:

What do you all make of this recent CERT alert about the Microsoft SChannel vulnerability that allows remote exploits of WIndows systems? https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-318A

My concern is that all the Microsoft articles to which it makes reference makes it seem like everything is sufficiently patched if you're up to date. So what exactly is new here? Is this a real new exploit? On the one hand, Microsoft articles reference various patches for different OSes that take care of different vulnerabilities. On the other hand, the guy exposing the exploit says Microsoft won't have a patch ready till December.

This seems confusing and contradictory. What do y'all think?

Thanks,
Dana
Dana FriedmanCEOAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What I have read is as thick as mud. What I took away from it was to patch all workstations and servers, which is what we have done. I am sure more patches will come.

http://www.zdnet.com/drop-what-youre-doing-and-patch-the-windows-schannel-bugs-now-7000035738/?s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
it is a 19 year old problem that has been fixed. and the addition of 4 more suites.  Windows XP unless you are using the 'embedded' patch is significantly vunerable to this exploit
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Dana FriedmanCEOAuthor Commented:
David:

What do you mean "and the addition of 4 more suites"? Four more Microsoft Office suites? Something else?

Thanks,
Dana
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Dana FriedmanCEOAuthor Commented:
Thanks to you both. I'm not sure what David's "addition of 4 more suites" refers to, but I found both to be very helpful.

Thanks,
Dana
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks.   I think you just need to be sure all current patches are up to date
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
4 more security protcol suites

    TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
    TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384
    TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256
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