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New OpenSSL Version and Recompilation

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Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb '07 1:46    Post subject: New OpenSSL Version and Recompilation Reply with quote

Hey there,

My question is:
What needs to be recompiled when a new version of OpenSSL comes out?

Currently I have Apache 2.2.3 (I'm not using 2.2.4 because of an ErrorLog pipe issue) compiled with OpenSSL 0.9.8d. Now that OpenSSL 0.9.8e is out do I need to recompile Apache with the new OpenSSL source or only recompile OpenSSL and copy the new openssl.exe, libeay32.dll, and ssleay32.dll to my existing Apache22/bin folder?

Thanks much!
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Joined: 17 Dec 2005
Posts: 610
Location: Milford, MA, USA

PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb '07 16:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - the three files you list: openssl.exe, libeay32.dll, and ssleay32.dll, are the only files which need to change to update OpenSSL from 0.9.8d to 0.9.8e.

The API did not change in any way, so there is no need to recompile Apache, just OpenSSL.

The fourth OpenSSL file which is provided with Apache 2.2.4 from Apache Lounge, \conf\openssl.cnf, did not change for 0.9.8e. Note that this file could change in future releases.

It is always good to keep OpenSSL current - but this release does not include fixes for any vulnerabilities, so it is less urgent for Apache/Windows users to update to 0.9.8e than it was to update to 0.9.8d back in September.

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Joined: 11 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Feb '07 2:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Thank you for the reply Tom!
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