|latest OpenSSL is an open source project that provides a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It is also a general-purpose cryptography library.|
The latest OpenSSL 1.0.2h was released on 03-rd of May 2016. If you are worried about your server security you should update the OpenSSl package to the latest version. Unfortunately all of the CentOS releases includes the out-of-date version of OpenSSL. For example: CentOS 6.7 has OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013 version on the Board now. So you could not upgrade your OpenSSL package by YUM command.
The following steps will guide you to install and update the latest version of OpenSSL package on CentOS 6/7.
Let’s go Step By Step:
Check the latest OpenSSL version:
openssl version #OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013
Browse, download and unpack the latest version:
https://www.openssl.org/source/ cd /usr/local/src/ wget https://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-1.0.2h.tar.gz tar zxvf openssl-1.0.2h.tar.gz
Compile and install:
cd /usr/local/src/openssl-1.0.2h ./config make depend make make install mv /usr/bin/openssl /usr/local/src/ ln -s /usr/local/ssl/bin/openssl /usr/bin/openssl
Check the current version again:
openssl version #OpenSSL 1.0.2h 3 May 2016
This simple guide can help you protect your server. Don't forget to update your system!
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