Updating openssl

by  |  07-Mar-2020 18:26

It’s suggested that you reissue all key pairs, and revoke ones made previously.This can include keys used to create SSL certificates for web and mail servers.First you need to completely remove the old installation: (this will break most systems! Most people will regret this) apt-get purge openssl You may want to clean house by running: The current Open SSL version on Ubuntu Trusty reports itself as being 1.0.1f.

As always, we suggest having backups of your system prior to making any changes. Commands that require elevated privileges are prefixed with command, you can check our Users and Groups guide.

Here are the steps for ensuring you have the patched versions of Open SSL on our most popular distros.

I woke up this morning to learn that there’s a week-old bug in Open SSL that is all over the news.

I feel very guilty for not knowing about this sooner, as I am running Open SSL on my Windows 2008 that we are using for data collection at my job with the university.

It’s important to update your local version of Open SSL to correct this issue.

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