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Old 08-31-2004, 08:25 AM   #1
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Wat is OpenSSL


Wat is OpenSSL and wat can i do to protect it because after installing an updating the latest version of rkhunter he found a vulnarebillity in that section
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:29 AM   #2
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openssl is the deamon that lets other computers connect to yours using ssh (port22)...Search for a good firewall. One based on iptables should do...i recommend ipkungfu. Try to be updated and use the security tutorials according to your distro.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:58 AM   #3
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Thnx very mutch
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:30 AM   #4
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Actually, sshd is the daemon on port 22, allows you to connect using ssh, scp, sftp.
SSL is used by Apache on port 443 (aka https) to serve up webapges via an encrypted connection.
See /etc/services.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 12:51 PM   #5
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thnx Chris
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:09 PM   #6
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"The OpenSSL Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library. The project is managed by a worldwide community of volunteers that use the Internet to communicate, plan, and develop the OpenSSL toolkit and its related documentation. "

Ultimately its a general purpose security library used by various SECURE protocols (such as SSH and Apache, SCP, etc) for secure communication.

EDIT: you DO need it and you DO need the latest version of it for most features/security. (various vulnerabilities were discovered in old versions). A good general practive is to keep your OpenSSL and OpenSSH updated to the latest stable version available to avoid any possible exploits.

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Old 08-31-2004, 02:45 PM   #7
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