Mac OS X : OS X Server < 2.2.5 SSLv3 Information Disclosure (POODLE)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78599
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The remote host is missing a security update for OS X Server.


The remote Mac OS X 10.8 host has a version of OS X Server installed that is prior to version 2.2.5. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

An error exists related to the way SSL 3.0 handles padding bytes when decrypting messages encrypted using block ciphers in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode. A man-in-the-middle attacker can decrypt a selected byte of a cipher text in as few as 256 tries if they are able to force a victim application to repeatedly send the same data over newly created SSL 3.0 connections. This is also known as the 'POODLE' issue.


Upgrade to Mac OS X Server version 2.2.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78599

File Name: macosx_server_2_2_5.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/21/2014

Updated: 7/14/2018

Dependencies: macosx_server_services.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x_server

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, MacOSX/Server/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/16/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566

BID: 70574

CERT: 577193

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2014-10-16-5