OpenSSL update on Linux – Heartbleed

The heartbleed bug caused a fair bit of commotion in the web hosting sector, if you don’t know about the heartbleed bug I would suggest you go to and read up first. Now the solution to the bug is quite simple, you just need to update your OpenSSL implementation to the latest version. Because every Linux OS is different I will explain the different steps you need to undertake.

Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04/13.10 and Debian 7

CentOS 6.x

CentOS 6.x with DirectAdmin

CentOS 6.x with Cpanel

Do not forget to reboot afterwards, this step is quite important, so that the services are restarted and are using the latest OpenSSL stack.

Good luck

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