Repost: Red Hat Security – POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability
POODLE – An SSL 3.0 Vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566)
Red Hat Product Security has been made aware of a vulnerability in the SSL 3.0 protocol, which has been assigned CVE-2014-3566. All implementations of SSL 3.0 are affected. This vulnerability allows a man-in-the-middle attacker to decrypt ciphertext using a padding oracle side-channel attack.
To mitigate this vulnerability, it is recommended that you explicitly disable SSL 3.0 in favor of TLS 1.1 or later in all affected packages.
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