Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client < 3.1(5187) (POODLE)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78676


The remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote host has a version of Cisco AnyConnect prior to 3.1(5187).
It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability known as POODLE. The vulnerability is due to the way SSL 3.0 handles padding bytes when decrypting messages encrypted using block ciphers in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode. A MitM 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.


Upgrade to Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.1(5187) or later.

Alternatively, apply the workaround provided by Microsoft.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78676

File Name: cisco_anyconnect_3_1_5187.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/10/24

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 54953, 78447

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:anyconnect_secure_mobility_client

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

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

CERT: 577193

CISCO-SA: cisco-sa-20141015-poodle