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On 04/17/2014 04:13 PM, Cley Faye wrote:
2014-04-17 21:52 GMT+02:00 Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@libertytrek.org>:

This is an OpenSSL bug, what does this have to do with Libreoffice?

‚ÄčAs far as I can tell, it's because LibreOffice was linked with a
"vulnerable" version of openssl.

It's never bad to be on the side of precautions by using the latest
versions (especially if it provides bugfixes), but I'm not sure how an
exploit on the server side of a TLS connection could cause issue in a
client software. Better safe than sorry I suppose.


Even some of MS's web based look-up for running some of their packages were affected by this bug and the certificate changes associated with the "fix". At least IE is giving me those types of errors with a few support phone calls I have had in the last week or so.

Any package that need to access "anything" that used the older version of OpenSSL for any part of its inner workings can be at issue and vulnerable. How much it is is a guessing game, according to everything I have read, since each tell me a wide range of answers.

So, fixing the web sites is just the start.

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