OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security
and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
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What versions of the OpenSSL are affected?
Status of different versions affected by OpenSSL:
- OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable
- OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable
- OpenSSL 1.0.0 branch is NOT vulnerable
- OpenSSL 0.9.8 branch is NOT vulnerable
Bug was introduced to OpenSSL in December 2011 and has been out in the wild since OpenSSL release 1.0.1 on 14th of March 2012. OpenSSL 1.0.1g released on 7th of April 2014 fixes the bug.
Impact on AccuWebHosting Servers
Our primary website www.accuwebhosting.com
and billing system were not affected with this vulnerability. Our shared as well as reseller servers were also not affected with this vulnerability. We’ve patched OpenSSL for VPS & Dedicated server clients.
More information pertaining to this bug can be found at www.heartbleed.com
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