Patches & Updates OpenSSL 0.9.7c Upgrade



2 Oct 2003

This document explains how to update OpenSSL to version 0.9.7c. This latest version of OpenSSL includes some important bugfixes. More details are on the OpenSSL project site.

Upgrade Instructions

  1. Log into your control panel server, web or mail server where you wish to upgrade OpenSSL as root:
    su -
  2. On Linux servers, install the latest OpenSSL RPMs from our site:
    RedHat Linux 7.2:
    rpm -Uvh http://www.psoft.net/shiv/HS/RH72/openssl-0.9.6b-35.7.i386.rpm
    RedHat Linux 7.3:
    rpm -Uvh http://www.psoft.net/shiv/HS/RH73/openssl-0.9.6b-35.7.i386.rpm
    FreeBSD 4x:
    pkg_add -p /usr http://www.psoft.net/shiv/HS/FBSD4/openssl-0.9.7c_0.tgz

    Note: OpenSSL 0.9.6b-35.7 in these RedHat update RPMs in fact corresponds to OpenSSL 0.9.7c. Such numeration is due to the way RedHat applies patches to an installed package - instead of upgrading the version number it adds higher build number to the existing package number.

    On FreeBSD servers, we recommend upgrading OpenSSL using FreeBSD port collections. Or you may download, ungzip, and install the latest OpenSSL package from our site:
    fetch http://www.psoft.net/shiv/HS/FBSD4/openssl-0.9.7c_0.tgz
    fetch http://www.psoft.net/shiv/HS/FBSD4/openssl-overwrite-base-0.9.7c.tgz


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