Re: [TLS] Industry Concerns about TLS 1.3

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Tue, 27 September 2016 11:53 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Andrei Popov <Andrei.Popov@microsoft.com>, Xiaoyin Liu <xiaoyin.l@outlook.com>, BITS Security <BITSSecurity@fsroundtable.org>, "Peter Bowen" <pzbowen@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [TLS] Industry Concerns about TLS 1.3
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Andrei Popov <Andrei.Popov@microsoft.com>; writes:

>Won’t the TLS WG stop addressing newly found protocol-level security issues
>in TLS 1.2 at some point in the future?

They already have, which is the point of TLS-LTS.  Since that fixes all known
issues (and that also includes long-standing generic problems like use of MtE
that's led to a string of vulns stretching over years), it could well be the
last updated needed for 1.2.

Peter.