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OpenSSL package version mismatch between  the output from the command rpm -qa |grep openssl and openssl version

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Hello experts,

OpenSSL package version mismatch between  the output from the command rpm -qa |grep openssl and openssl version . can someone help me to understand why this difference ?

#openssl version
OpenSSL 1.0.1g 7 Apr 2014

#rpm -qa |grep openssl
openssl-devel-1.0.0-27.el6.x86_64
openssl-1.0.0-27.el6.x86_64
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by:sudhirgoogle
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and when i do the ssh to that host it says "ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host"
can someone shed some light on this topic ?
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by:gurutc
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This could happen if an installed update or patch did not properly update the rpm package database when installed.

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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 600 total points
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#openssl version is showing you the currently installed version.

Alternative check:
[root@localhost]# which openssl
/bin/openssl
[root@localhost]# /bin/openssl
OpenSSL> version
OpenSSL 1.0.1g 7 Apr 2014
OpenSSL> 

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by:Sandy
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This could be pkg bug, but as per the output it seems like you have OpenSSL 1.0.1g installed.

Not sure but openssl release with RHEL6 has lots of bugs.. :-\

TY/SA
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by:gheist
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RHEL or CentOS never shipped openssl-1.0.0

Patched version looks like this:
$ rpm -q openssl
openssl-1.0.1e-16.el6_5.7.x86_64
$ openssl version
OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013
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by:gheist
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it has been some time since you read it. Will you grade or stay asleep?

Simple "yum upgrade openssl" should cure version mismatch
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