Dog Training for Network Admins: Managing POODLE - CVE-2014-3566

CVE-2014-3566 relates to a flaw found in handling of padded bytes in SSL3.0 when using CBC mode for the encryption[3]. The flaw may be exploited topermit a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack. The attacker may be able todecrypt a selected byte of a cipher text in a limited number (256) ofattempts, by repeatedly requesting the victim to send the same data overmultiple SSLv3 connections. The vulnerability exists in the protocol itself and not a specificimplementation of the protocol e.

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