is there any 100% working method to update openssl to the non vulnerable version on Debian Wheezy. I do not want to upgrade the whole OS, nor would I like to install a non official package.

Is there any solution right now ?



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from DSA-2896-1 openssl -- security update :

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1e-2+deb7u5.

so, assuming you have:

deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

in your /etc/apt/sources.list file

apt-get update
apt-cache policy openssl
apt-get install openssl

apt-cache policy openssl will show you candidate updates

apt-get install openssl will upgrade to last openssl version

run again apt-cache policy openssl and check version at Installed: line is equal or superior to: 1.0.1e-2+deb7u5

upgrading openssl package should upgrade libssl1.0.0 as it's a dependency

  • I did exactly that but it seems I needed a reboot. Thanks !
    – Patrick
    Apr 9, 2014 at 12:21
  • reboot is the safe way. you can avoid reboot by identifying which processes use outdated libs and restart them specifically. lsof +aL1 /usr | grep ssl should help you in this quest
    – exeral
    Apr 9, 2014 at 12:43

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