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Old 09-13-2002, 08:38 PM   #1
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OpenSSL buffer overflow attack

According to this:
Openssl <e is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack an is prevelent in default installs of many Linux distros. My question is this: I'm installing the newest version from the openssl site. They're tarballs. Do I have to reboot for it to take effect?

Old 09-13-2002, 09:45 PM   #2
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you usually have to only log out of your account and then back in
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U also needa relink everything linked into it
Old 09-13-2002, 11:59 PM   #4
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Bah, I'll just reboot it. I don't want to mess anything up. Thanks.
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After you've rebuilt the OpenSSL binaries, you'll need to relink anything that is statically linked to the libraries, such as SSH or mod_ssl.


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