Does php_openssl enavled causes vulnerabilities to the site?

Hi Experts!

Since I'm using Office365 server to send e-mails by the site (using PHPMailer) I had to enable the
extension  = php_openssl

to get the job done.

Does it causes vulnerabilities to the site?
If so, what must be done to remedy?

Thanks in advance.
Eduardo FuerteAsked:
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Marcus BointonCommented:
Quite the opposite. OpenSSL enables PHPMailer to use encryption when talking to Office365, so it doesn't expose your id and password in network traffic.
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Hello

I read this article

http://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/231-OpenSSL-Serious-Security-Bug-Does-it-Affect-Your-PHP-sites.html

Maybe I'm misconcepting something and the subjects are diferents from each other.  Could you confirm?
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Marcus BointonCommented:
That was a big problem at the time, but it was fixed long, long ago. Use a recent openssl version and you'll be fine. Not using SSL is a far bigger risk than using a buggy SSL. If you have any doubts about your config, run the Qualys SSL tester on your site.
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Since I'm using a homologation server I couldn't use the link.

Could you give a look at openSSL library that came in PHP instalation?

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Marcus BointonCommented:
Now that's far more of a risk - you're running some very old versions of packages that have known security issues, and some of them are now so old that no more security patches are being produced - PHP 5.3.4 was released in 2010 and support ended a year ago. I don't know what you mean by a homologation server (it looks like you're using the WAMP bundle), but you should upgrade as soon as you can.
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Eduardo FuerteAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the elucidations.
I'm going to return back when upgrade PHP to check.
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