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Google today came forward with details on a new issue regarding the SSL protocol, just a few months after the Heartbleed incident brought SSL into the spotlight.
“This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker,” Bodo Möller, of the Google Security Team, wrote in a blog post today. “I discovered this issue in collaboration with Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz (also Googlers).”
The name of the attack: Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption, or POODLE.
One potential workaround: disabling the use of version 3.0 of SSL.
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“In the coming months, we hope to remove support for SSL 3.0 completely from our client products,” Möller wrote.
Details on the vulnerability can be found here.
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