Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Press Release 49


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  • Press Release 49

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     1= OSGeo-Live and HeartBleed vulnerability=
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     314 April 2014
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     5The [http://heartbleed.com/ Heartbleed Bug] - described in [http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2165-1/ this Ubuntu Security Note] - is a serious security exposure, and the relevant software components shipped on the OSGeo-Live versions 6.0 to the present 7.9.
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     7As described in many widely available posts on the Internet, the HeartBleed vulnerability is exposed when network software  uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) feature built on top of a current version of the encryption library openssl. The fix to the vulnerability is to upgrade the openssl package via the Ubuntu/Debian apt mechanism.
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     9No software on the OSGeo-Live is configured to serve network connections using TLS "out of the box." However, some software (such as QGis) which provide WMS connectivity to other network services, may create a reverse-vulnerability when a secure connection is established. By patching your OSGeo-Live openssl library, you can close that reverse-exposure.
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     11Please note that the OSGeo-Live project does not recommend using OSGeo-Live "as-is" for production deployment on the Internet.
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     13All users of OSGeo Live from versions 6.0 to the present 7.9 release are strongly encouraged to apply software updates to any installed system.
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     16== OSGeo-Live releases affected==
     17OSGeo-Live releases based on Ubuntu 12.04 are affected. This includes versions:
     18* 6.0
     19* 6.5
     20* 7.0
     21* 7.9
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     23== How to Fix ==
     24The OSGeo-Live project recommends that all installed versions of an affected OSGeo-Live release follow at a minimum, these steps:
     25{{{
     26sudo apt-get update
     27sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0
     28}}}
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     30The default password is "user" (four characters).
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     32Using the graphical update manager will also work, click the 8 pointed star in the top toolbar. Make sure to check for updates and apply any updates to libssl available.
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     34A '''restart''' of all services is required after the update is applied, otherwise old libs are used for RAM. You can either restart by hand or reboot the whole system.