How to check OpenSSL vulnerability?

April 29, 2014 / Web Hosting

Please note the following versions of OpenSSL:

  • OpenSSL 1.0.1 through to 1.0.1f (inclusive) is vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 1.0.0 is NOT vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 0.9.8 is NOT vulnerable

To check whether your server is vulnerable, on CentOS / Red Hat, run:

rpm -qa openssl*


yum info openssl | egrep \”Package|Version|Release\”

On Ubuntu Server:

dpkg -l | grep openssl

(On Ubuntu, ensure the version returned matches the ones mentioned here.)

You can patch / upgrade the openssl version yourself. Just run the following commands on your appropriate server(s).

# For the Linux cPanel server:

  • yum update openssl -y
  • for service in sshd pure-ftpd httpd exim cpanel courier-imap ; do /etc/init.d/$service restart; done
  • /etc/init.d/httpd stop;/etc/init.d/httpd startssl

# For the Linux Plesk server:

  • yum update openssl -y
  • /etc/init.d/psa stopall
  • /etc/init.d/psa startall
  • /etc/init.d/psa restart

# For the Linux plain server:

  • * yum update openssl -y
  • * Just restart all SSL-enabled services or reboot the system.

In the interest of customer security, we would strongly advise to change cPanel/WHM password and account password of the hosting billing area.

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