Ubuntu – OpenSSL Heartbeat Extension (Heart bleed bug)

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug is unlike virtually any Internet-based security threat you’ve probably ever heard of. It’s not a virus that’s specific to one operating system or type of device. Since it revolves around a flaw in the method of encryption used by many of the world’s websites, this problem potentially affects almost everyone who uses the Internet, including people who operate servers that run Ubuntu Linux, the free, open-source operating system.


Check your ubuntu server and Fix it now

1 # sudo openssl version -a

Check If you’re using a version dated before April 7, it is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. If it’s dated on or after April 7, you’re in the clear.

2 # sudo apt-get update

3 # sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Then Reboot and Check it again with the command  # sudo openssl version -a

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