Mac OS X : OS X Server < 3.2.2 SSLv3 Information Disclosure (POODLE)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78600


The remote host is missing a security update for OS X Server.


The remote Mac OS X 10.9 host has a version of OS X Server installed that is prior to version 3.2.2. 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 3.2.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78600

File Name: macosx_server_3_2_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/10/21

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 50680

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:TF/RC:UR

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:apple:mac_os_x_server

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566

BID: 70574

OSVDB: 113251

CERT: 577193

APPLE-SA: APPLE-SA-2014-10-16-4