openssl version - how to verify

Jerry freebsd.user at
Mon Nov 15 14:08:56 UTC 2010

On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:17:10 +0300
c0re <nr1c0re at> articulated:

> If I look at base openssl in 7.3-RELEASE-p3
> sys# openssl version -a
> OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007
> built on: Mon Sep 27 11:54:36 MSD 2010
> platform: FreeBSD-i386
> options:  bn(64,32) md2(int) rc4(idx,int) des(ptr,risc1,16,long)
> blowfish(idx) compiler: cc
> OPENSSLDIR: "/etc/ssl"
> but at I see that it's not recent version
> 01-Jun-2010:	   OpenSSL 0.9.8o is now available, including
> important bug and security fixes
> I know that freebsd security team make patches for base openssl, but
> how can I know what patchlevel of openssl in base version?
> Like "-p5" in "OpenSSL 0.9.8e-p5 23 Feb 2007".

Why not just install the ports version:

openssl version -a 
OpenSSL 1.0.0a 1 Jun 2010
built on: Sun Jun  6 12:19:12 EDT 2010
platform: BSD-x86_64
options:  bn(64,64) rc4(8x,int) des(idx,cisc,16,int) idea(int) blowfish(idx) 
OPENSSLDIR: "/usr/local/openssl"

You would need to add this to the "/etc/make.conf" file first I believe:


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