When researching some TLS compliant software I found some mentions of DES-CBC3. Further research shows that it is probably simply a name of OpenSSL for 3DES-EDE-CBC (under section "CIPHER SUITE NAMES" which I cannot directly link to).
It seems to me that executing 3DES-EDE in CBC mode is significantly different from performing DES-CBC three times so the name doesn't make any sense.
I've got the following related questions:
- Is the string DES-CBC3 only specific to (software using) OpenSSL?
- Is it somehow tied to a specific version of SSL / TLS?
- (Optionally) Does anybody know why it is called DES-CBC3?