I see that the latest security patches are not yet available from apt-get install openssl on Ubuntu 14.04. What steps do I need to take in order to install the latest OpenSSL without conflicting with my previous installation through apt-get?

  • What security patches do you mean? Are you aware that Ubuntu backports patches into older version? changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/o/openssl/… – Sven Apr 17 '15 at 21:29
  • I'm referring to this article and this recommendation: "Upgrade your OpenSSL package to one of the following versions: 1.0.2a, 1.0.1m, 1.0.0r and 0.9.8zf" – Andrew Apr 17 '15 at 21:41
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    When I run openssl version -a I see OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 which makes me think I don't have the latest version. – Andrew Apr 17 '15 at 21:42

You can check this page https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+source/openssl It will show you the exact security updates that have been backported, even though the overall version date appears old. If you have installed the latest openssl via apt-get upgrade, you are current (on security updates) as of 2015-03-19, which happens to be 2 days after the security flaw was posted on your link above. You can drill down into the openssl page on ubuntu to see if this fix was included.

  • where at that link can you see which security updates have been backported? – BigRon Dec 1 '16 at 19:09

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