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If I have a server (call it server 1) set up to receive POST data from another server (server 2) over SSL, and then server 1 does stuff with the POST data, what is there to stop a MITM intercepting the entire SSL payload and then sending it off to server 1 at a later time?

I realise that the MITM won't be able to see or modify the data, but couldn't they keep on sending it to server 1 and cause it to do something that we don't really want?

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Have you searched previous questions with MITM and SSL tags? –  curiousguy Jul 27 '12 at 5:36

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SSL does not guarantee that MiTM will not occur. A proxy server can intercept SSL. There are corporate solutions to intercept SSL for logging purposes.

You are talking about a replay attack. Possibly, but redundant packets with the same data should be dropped. If you do not have the unencrypted body to manipulate a replay attack would be only as useful as just any DoS attack.

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Related Questions - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2769992/replay-attacks-for-https-requests -http://serverfault.com/questions/32473/does-https-include-protection-from-a-replay-attack

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