About Security Update 2014-005

This document describes the security content of Security Update 2014-005.

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Security Update 2014-005

  • Secure Transport

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5

    Impact: An attacker may be able to decrypt data protected by SSL

    Description: There are known attacks on the confidentiality of SSL 3.0 when a cipher suite uses a block cipher in CBC mode. An attacker could force the use of SSL 3.0, even when the server would support a better TLS version, by blocking TLS 1.0 and higher connection attempts. This issue was addressed by disabling CBC cipher suites when TLS connection attempts fail.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2014-3566 : Bodo Moeller, Thai Duong, and Krzysztof Kotowicz of Google Security Team

Note: Security Update 2014-005 includes the security content of OS X bash Update 1.0

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