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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
SSL Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) Vulnerability
16 October 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Cisco products
Publisher: Cisco Systems
Operating System: Cisco
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-3566
Comment: At this time Cisco has not provided a list of vulnerable products
and not vulnerable products, stating that "The list of vulnerable
products will be populated as the products are being evaluated."
Additionally, Cisco has stated: "There are no workarounds for
customers requiring the functionality provided by the SSLv3
Customers not requiring the SSLv3 protocol to be enabled may
proactively disable it to prevent exploitation of this
vulnerability. Please consult your Cisco product documentation for
instructions on how to disable the SSLv3 protocol on your specific
Note: Disabling the SSLv3 protocol may impact connectivity or
interoperability with some clients and servers."
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Cisco Security Advisory: SSL Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) Vulnerability
Advisory ID: cisco-sa-20141015-poodle
For Public Release 2014 October 15 17:30 UTC (GMT)
On October 14, 2014, a vulnerability was publicly announced in the Secure Sockets Layer version 3 (SSLv3) protocol when using a block cipher in Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) mode. SSLv3 is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communication security, which has been superseded by Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols. By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker could decrypt a subset of the encrypted communication.
This advisory is available at the following link:
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