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After hearing so many horrible scenarios related to this bug, I guess it's
very easy to slip into paranoia mode. ;-)

The heartbleed bug literally only ever affects web servers that communicate
over a secure channel (and use libssl as the backend, obviously). The same
library is used for client side as well, which is why LO is linked with it.
Better safe than sorry of course, and linking with a fixed version
certainly cannot do harm, but there really is no way to exploit this bug
through LO (unless of course LO can be made to run as a https web server
:-) ). As far as I know, uses of SSL/TLS other than on webservers don't use
heartbeat as it is only relevant for remote network connections.






On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:45 AM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster <
webmaster@krackedpress.com> wrote:

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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