Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:58:44 +0400 From: gremlin@...mlin.ru To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: SSL POODLE (Truly scary SSL 3.0 vuln) On 15-Oct-2014 05:28:34 +0000, Sona Sarmadi wrote: > A reflection: Maybe we shouldn't post information like this > here or somewhere else which is not published yet even if > the information has leak out? Although all members here are > reliable but it is still an open mailing list and we should > be careful and act more responsible. Why? Old ciphers are well known as totally insecure (generally speaking, even some "new" are insecure as well), so the POODLE description does nothing but shows one more attack vector. The protection against the POODLE is quite simple: 1. For servers: disable weak encryption (in assumption they are updated on a regular basis). 2. For users: update old software. Alas, fully disabling weak encryption (e.g. set security.tls.version.min == 3 in Firefox) isn't what we can demand, but that leaves the user personally responsible for any and all data leaks. >> It's out: TP detected... -- Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin <gremlin ðòé gremlin ôþë ru> GPG: 8832FE9FA791F7968AC96E4E909DAC45EF3B1FA8 @ hkp://keys.gnupg.net
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