Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 5500 Series (POODLE)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79690

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VPR Score: 5.6


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security update.


The remote Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) is 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. MitM attackers 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.


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco bug CSCur27551 or contact the vendor regarding patch options.

Alternatively, to mitigate this issue, FIPS mode can be enabled with the following command 'config switchconfig fips-prerequisite enable'.
Note that this change can affect the operation of other features.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79690

File Name: cisco-sa-20141015-poodle-wlc.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: combined

Family: CISCO

Published: 2014/12/03

Updated: 2020/08/20

Dependencies: 70122

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:cisco:wireless_lan_controller_software, cpe:/h:cisco:wireless_lan_controller

Required KB Items: Host/Cisco/WLC/Version, Host/Cisco/WLC/Port

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