Trend Micro Raises Awareness about Microsoft Windows SChannel Vulnerability
Versions dating back to Windows ‘95 susceptible
Christened “Winshock,” the bug received a score of 9.3 out of 10 by the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). Based on this classification, and the propensity for attacks following potential exploit announcements, Trend Micro’s Deep SecurityTM solution provides protection to combat this vulnerability.
In addition, Microsoft released a patch on Tuesday.
“Similar to the well-documented Heartbleed exploit, this is yet another example of a latent vulnerability that could have far-reaching effects,” said JD Sherry, vice president, technology and solutions, Trend Micro. “When news like this breaks, cyber criminals go into hyperdrive developing attacks to take advantage of the flaw. As such, it’s important to quickly respond to avoid system disruption and compromise. We are urging our customers to make addressing this bug a top priority and we have provided resources accordingly to complement the latest Microsoft patches.”
Trend Micro experts recommend the following action:
Install Microsoft patches immediately
Use a browser other than Internet Explorer to reduce risks
Employ newer versions of Windows platforms, supported by Microsoft
Trend Micro Deep Security is equipped to protect enterprises against these types of attacks with rule
DSRU14-035 covering the CVE-2014-6332 vulnerability.
Blog posts are also available for additional information to help enterprises address this issue, as well as a technical version dissecting the vulnerability in detail.
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