Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

OpenSSL Project’s March 1 updates will address high-severity flaws

The OpenSSL Project today announced that the latest releases to its open-source software library will debut March 1, 2016 and will fix several security flaws, at least one of which is of “high severity.”

There were no further details about the vulnerabilities or the patches addressing them. OpenSSL versions 1.0.2g and 1.0.1s will be made available between 1 and 5 p.m. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on March 1.

The OpenSSL Project's announcement also contained a reminder that support for 1.0.1 will end on Dec. 31, 2016.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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