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#143260 8-Apr-2014 14:09
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"We attacked ourselves from outside, without leaving a trace," they wrote. "Without using any privileged information or credentials we were able steal from ourselves the secret keys used for our X.509 certificates, user names and passwords, instant messages, emails and business critical documents and communication."

Think about this - silent theft of private keys.  The implications on being able to trust SSL certs are huge even after this vuln is patched.

Links: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/critical-crypto-bug-in-openssl-opens-two-thirds-of-the-web-to-eavesdropping/

http://threatpost.com/openssl-fixes-tls-vulnerability/105300

http://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html#2014-0160


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  #1020653 8-Apr-2014 14:24
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Yes, I've spent the morning patching my Debian systems and generating new certificates.
Good ol' Crypto.

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  #1020664 8-Apr-2014 14:31
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If you assume that at least one malicious state actor (Russia, USA, China) has has access to this for some time, it becomes utterly terrifying.






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  #1020710 8-Apr-2014 14:58
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not the best news... yay for spending the day updating and checking machines!




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  #1020742 8-Apr-2014 15:54
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Cool tool to check whether servers are vulnerable: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

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  #1020747 8-Apr-2014 15:59
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Noodles: Cool tool to check whether servers are vulnerable: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/


Seems to be slammed though

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  #1020751 8-Apr-2014 16:06
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Noodles: Cool tool to check whether servers are vulnerable: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/


handy tool, as assumed, all clear on my machines!




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  #1020755 8-Apr-2014 16:16
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Only affects OpenSSL 1.01 -> 1.01f

Anyone running Netscalers - they are running 0.9.7b.




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  #1020792 8-Apr-2014 17:13
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muppet: Yes, I've spent the morning patching my Debian systems and generating new certificates.
Good ol' Crypto.

+1 to that.  Spent most of this afternoon updating systems.

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  #1021040 9-Apr-2014 09:49
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Ouch.. Just checked the websites of the various financial institutes I have accounts with.. 2 out of 6 are vulnerable. 




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  #1021186 9-Apr-2014 13:33
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I'm guessing if Google found it then most of the Google servers are okay!




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  #1022181 9-Apr-2014 13:59
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you can't just patch, you need to patch, revoke the certs and reissue them to be sure no one has your private keys

OUCH

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  #1022184 9-Apr-2014 14:06
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You can also use https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ to test.





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  #1022294 9-Apr-2014 17:23
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nathan: you can't just patch, you need to patch, revoke the certs and reissue them to be sure no one has your private keys

OUCH


And assume all your users need to change passwords just to be safe.




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