openssl highseverity flaw crashing servers
A flaw is a flaw that has caused a system to crash in a way that is catastrophic. These flaws can be anything from a server crash to a power failure or even a programming oversight. When a flaw is identified, it’s critical to fix it immediately because it will cause an outage or a loss of data for the affected user.
We had a server go down because we were trying to install the latest version of openssl. It didn’t happen right away because the installer was waiting for the server to be started up properly so that it could get the latest version of openssl. It took a lot of patience, but in the end we were able to fix the server and get openssl up and running again.
Another thing that caused us more problems is that the installer for openssl, which is installed on all of our servers, was being run by a version of openssl that was not compatible with our current versions. This resulted in our customers, and the server we used to provide the openssl package to us, having to manually change their system to make the installer compatible with our version of openssl. That was a lot of work for a simple mistake.
You should expect your openssl packages to be up to date as of now.
So that’s what’s happening. Because the openssl installer was not compatible with our version of openssl, our users were having to manually change their system to make the installer compatible with our version of openssl.
We’re still investigating what may have caused the highseverity bug in openssl, but it is likely the root cause of their security issues.
Our openssl installers are running on Linux, so if we were to run some kind of security scan, we might notice some problems.
Yes, we’re going to investigate what may have caused this openssl highseverity bug. Also we’re investigating a potential server vulnerability on our own network that we hope to report sometime soon.
We’ve had a few reports of highseverity bug crashes from openssl servers and are investigating, but we’re not sure if the root cause is a server vulnerability or if a highseverity bug is the root cause.
we haven’t been able to pinpoint the root cause, but it’s possible the highseverity bug may have caused the crash. The bug was first discovered in OpenSSL 126.96.36.199, but was fixed in OpenSSL 188.8.131.52, which was released in May of 2010. We still haven’t found any bugs that cause crashes in OpenSSL 1.0.1.