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I am running CenOS 5.x and 6.x on my several servers with Nginx and some with Apache almost all use Comodo SSL certificates. My question is how to mitigate the risk of HeartBleed Vulnerability? I have already update OpenSSL packages. Is that enough?
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You should also renew the SSL certificates you have, as those could have been copied while the vulnerability was still there. Besides, yum update to completely keep your OS up-to-date (not just SSL) should be done regularly, as there can always be other vulnerabilities that get patched that way.
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by:Dave Howe
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Agreed.

Step one is to visit https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ or a similar testing site and verify you are properly patched now (it will also check some other common stuff for you at the same time)

Step Two is to *assume* that your server keys and user accounts could have been compromised and take the steps appropriate to that - obtain and install a new SSL key/cert pair, revoke the old cert, and advise customers that the bug may apply and to change their passwords as soon as possible.

I think one of the ironic things is that if you hadn't updated SSL since before March 2012, you were safe :)
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unless you are running 6.5, it probably isn't an issue for you

OpenSSL CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed bug and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
https://access.redhat.com/site/solutions/781793

if you don't have access to read that article, it states that RHEL 5 is not affected and RHEL 6 is not affected through release 4 when using openssl-1.0.0

Any system reportedly running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 is likely affected, but more specifically, any RHEL 6 system with versions of the openssl package from openssl-1.0.1e-15.el6 through openssl-1.0.1e-16.el6_5.4 is affected
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It impacts OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f.

If you are on 1.0.1 or 1.0.1g+, you are not affected and does not need to do anything.
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by:Dave Howe
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one of those cases where you need to know what you upgraded from, I guess.

If you have upgraded openssl from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1 at any point, then you were vulnerable. if you have now gone to 1.0.1g then you are no longer vulnerable, but only by knowing if you WERE vulnerable do you know if that mattered...
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