Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption
First off, the naming “convention” as of late for security issues has been terrible. The newest vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) is nicknamed POODLE, which at least is an acronym and as per the header above has some meaning.
The summary of this issue is that it is much the same as the earlier B.E.A.S.T (Browser Exploit Against SSL TLS), however there’s no known mitigation method in this case – other than entirely disabling SSLv3 support, in short, an attacker has a vector by which they can retrieve the plaintext form your encrypted streams.
So let’s talk mitigation, the …[Read more]