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computer vulnerability CVE-2014-3566

SSL 3.0: decrypting session, POODLE

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker, located as a Man-in-the-Middle, can decrypt a SSL 3.0 session, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Impacted systems: SES, SNS, Apache httpd, Arkoon FAST360, ArubaOS, Asterisk Open Source, BES, ProxyAV, ProxySG par Blue Coat, SGOS by Blue Coat, GAiA, CheckPoint IP Appliance, IPSO, SecurePlatform, CheckPoint Security Appliance, CheckPoint Security Gateway, Cisco ASR, Cisco ACE, ASA, AsyncOS, Cisco CSS, Cisco ESA, IOS by Cisco, IOS XE Cisco, IOS XR Cisco, IronPort Email, Nexus by Cisco, NX-OS, Prime Infrastructure, Cisco PRSM, Cisco Router, WebNS, Clearswift Email Gateway, Clearswift Web Gateway, CUPS, Debian, Black Diamond, ExtremeXOS, Summit, BIG-IP Hardware, TMOS, Fedora, FortiGate, FortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiManager, FortiManager Virtual Appliance, FortiOS, FreeBSD, F-Secure AV, hMailServer, HPE BSM, HP Data Protector, HPE NNMi, HP Operations, ProCurve Switch, SiteScope, HP Switch, TippingPoint IPS, HP-UX, AIX, Domino, Notes, Security Directory Server, SPSS Data Collection, Tivoli System Automation, Tivoli Workload Scheduler, WebSphere AS Traditional, WebSphere MQ, IVE OS, Juniper J-Series, Junos OS, Junos Space, Junos Space Network Management Platform, MAG Series by Juniper, NSM Central Manager, NSMXpress, Juniper SA, McAfee Email and Web Security, McAfee Email Gateway, ePO, VirusScan, McAfee Web Gateway, IE, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows (platform) ~ not comprehensive, Windows RT, Windows Vista, NETASQ, NetBSD, NetScreen Firewall, ScreenOS, nginx, Nodejs Core, OpenSSL, openSUSE, openSUSE Leap, Oracle DB, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Identity Management, Oracle OIT, Solaris, Tuxedo, WebLogic, Palo Alto Firewall PA***, PAN-OS, Polycom CMA, HDX, RealPresence Collaboration Server, RealPresence Distributed Media Application, Polycom VBP, Postfix, SSL protocol, Puppet, RHEL, JBoss EAP by Red Hat, RSA Authentication Manager, ROS, ROX, RuggedSwitch, Slackware, Splunk Enterprise, stunnel, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Synology DSM, Ubuntu, Unix (platform) ~ not comprehensive, ESXi, vCenter Server, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere Hypervisor, WinSCP.
Severity of this alert: 3/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: data reading, data creation/edition.
Pirate's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 15/10/2014.
Références of this alert: 10923, 1589583, 1595265, 1653364, 1657963, 1663874, 1687167, 1687173, 1687433, 1687604, 1687611, 1690160, 1690185, 1690342, 1691140, 1692551, 1695392, 1696383, 1699051, 1700706, 2977292, 3009008, 7036319, aid-10142014, AST-2014-011, bulletinapr2015, bulletinjan2015, bulletinjan2016, bulletinjul2015, bulletinjul2016, bulletinoct2015, c04486577, c04487990, c04492722, c04497114, c04506802, c04510230, c04567918, c04616259, c04626982, c04676133, c04776510, CERTFR-2014-ALE-007, CERTFR-2014-AVI-454, CERTFR-2014-AVI-509, CERTFR-2015-AVI-169, CERTFR-2016-AVI-303, cisco-sa-20141015-poodle, cpujul2017, CTX216642, CVE-2014-3566, DSA-3053-1, DSA-3253-1, DSA-3489-1, ESA-2014-178, ESA-2015-098, ESXi500-201502001, ESXi500-201502101-SG, ESXi510-201503001, ESXi510-201503001-SG, ESXi510-201503101-SG, ESXi550-201501001, ESXi550-201501101-SG, FEDORA-2014-12989, FEDORA-2014-12991, FEDORA-2014-13012, FEDORA-2014-13017, FEDORA-2014-13040, FEDORA-2014-13069, FEDORA-2014-13070, FEDORA-2014-13444, FEDORA-2014-13451, FEDORA-2014-13764, FEDORA-2014-13777, FEDORA-2014-13781, FEDORA-2014-13794, FEDORA-2014-14234, FEDORA-2014-14237, FEDORA-2014-15379, FEDORA-2014-15390, FEDORA-2014-15411, FEDORA-2014-17576, FEDORA-2014-17587, FEDORA-2015-9090, FEDORA-2015-9110, FreeBSD-SA-14:23.openssl, FSC-2014-8, HPSBGN03256, HPSBGN03305, HPSBGN03332, HPSBHF03156, HPSBHF03300, HPSBMU03152, HPSBMU03184, HPSBMU03213, HPSBMU03416, HPSBUX03162, HPSBUX03194, JSA10656, MDVSA-2014:203, MDVSA-2014:218, MDVSA-2015:062, NetBSD-SA2014-015, nettcp_advisory, openSUSE-SU-2014:1331-1, openSUSE-SU-2014:1384-1, openSUSE-SU-2014:1395-1, openSUSE-SU-2014:1426-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:0640-1, openSUSE-SU-2016:1586-1, openSUSE-SU-2017:0980-1, PAN-SA-2014-0005, POODLE, RHSA-2014:1652-01, RHSA-2014:1653-01, RHSA-2014:1692-01, RHSA-2014:1920-01, RHSA-2014:1948-01, RHSA-2015:0010-01, RHSA-2015:0011-01, RHSA-2015:0012-01, RHSA-2015:1545-01, RHSA-2015:1546-01, SA83, SB10090, SB10104, sk102989, SOL15702, SP-CAAANKE, SP-CAAANST, SPL-91947, SPL-91948, SSA:2014-288-01, SSA-396873, SSA-472334, SSRT101767, STORM-2014-02-FR, SUSE-SU-2014:1357-1, SUSE-SU-2014:1361-1, SUSE-SU-2014:1386-1, SUSE-SU-2014:1387-1, SUSE-SU-2014:1387-2, SUSE-SU-2014:1409-1, SUSE-SU-2015:0010-1, SUSE-SU-2016:1457-1, SUSE-SU-2016:1459-1, T1021439, TSB16540, USN-2839-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-15485, VMSA-2015-0001, VMSA-2015-0001.1, VMSA-2015-0001.2, VN-2014-003, VU#577193.

Description of the vulnerability

An SSL/TLS session can be established using several protocols:
 - SSL 2.0 (obsolete)
 - SSL 3.0
 - TLS 1.0
 - TLS 1.1
 - TLS 1.2

An attacker can downgrade the version to SSLv3. However, with SSL 3.0, an attacker can change the padding position with a CBC encryption, in order to progressively guess clear text fragments.

This vulnerability is named POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption).

An attacker, located as a Man-in-the-Middle, can therefore decrypt a SSL 3.0 session, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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