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Fixing OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability on Ubuntu

The Heartbleed bug is a rather nice security vulnerability that allows remote users to read memory without leaving a trace. Here are the steps to up update Ubuntu to patch the issue.

Note: If you are running an OpenSSL bug built after April 7th 2014 then you’re in the clear. You can double check by running the command sudo openssl version -a.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo reboot

Protip: You might also want to generate new SSH keys if you are saving sensitive data on your servers.

Heartbleed Bug

Apr 14, 2014 Unix-like