OpenSSL TLS Heartbeat Security Issue

David Newman dnewman at
Wed Apr 9 16:24:15 UTC 2014

On 4/8/14, 11:48 AM, Michael Grimm wrote:
> Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> You need to install the patched library and restart all the software
>> that uses it for TLS, *and* *then* (depending on degree of paranoia)
>> get all of your SSL certs re-issued against a different private key.
>> Your CA may or may not charge you for doing that.
> Thanks for clarifying. Ok, and I did already start to renew ssh keys.
> That seemed to be overkill, though ;-) Anyway, it's ok to renew those
> after some longer time.

You meant SSL keys, yes? These should definitely be updated after
patching to fix the heartbleed vulnerability.

This vulnerability has existed for a couple of years, and it doesn't
leave log entries or other artifacts. If you're concerned about
passwords that were protected with SSL, it's time to change those too.


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