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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:00 PM

The "Heartbleed" vulnerability in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160) is a bounds checkingerror in the heartbeat implementation that could return up to 64K of privatedata to the client. This can lead to server certificate private keys, sessioncookies, clear text passwords, or other sensitive data being leaked from theserver to the client. This vulnerability exists in OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f and 1.0.2 beta.It is important for server administrators to update OpenSSL as soon as possibleand take steps to secure any private data which may have been leaked. This mayinclude updating server certificates and revoking certificates that may havebeen compromised.Users should ensure that web sites they use have been secured and should updatepasswords or other authentication information.CVE info: http://www.cve.mitre...e=CVE-2014-0160

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