Open SSL seems to have a serious bug:
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.
If this is true, all our SSL certs are worthless, currently!
on an up-to-date Centos Virtualmin system
OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013
which the article above confirms being UNSAFE.
yum update openssl
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update
The article above also suggests that OpenSSL 1.0.1.g would be safe.
Could someone please look into this and (hopefully) provide a fix. Currently everyone using Virtualmin is at risk having their private keys or sensible data leaked/stolen. They say attackers leave no trace!
It clearly has nothing to do with Virtualmin itself, it’s a bug in OpenSSL, however I believe it effects the entire community running Virtualmin, therefore I am posting it here.