AIX 7.1 TL 2 : nettcp (IV73418) (POODLE)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84270

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

A man-in-the-middle (MitM) information disclosure vulnerability, known as POODLE, exists 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.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/nettcp_advisory.asc

https://www.imperialviolet.org/2014/10/14/poodle.html

https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf

https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-downgrade-scsv-00

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84270

File Name: aix_IV73418.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/06/19

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

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:ibm:aix:7.1

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version, Host/AIX/oslevelsp

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566

BID: 70574

OSVDB: 113251

CERT: 577193