[ISN] Despite patching efforts, 300K servers are still vulnerable to Heartbleed

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249310/Despite_patching_efforts_300K_servers_are_still_vulnerable_to_Heartbleed By Lucian Constantin IDG News Service June 23, 2014 Despite a great start, the rate of patching OpenSSL servers against the critical Heartbleed vulnerability has slowed down to almost a halt. Around 300,000 servers remain vulnerable and many of them are unlikely to get patched anytime soon. Over the past month only around 9,000 servers were secured, a far cry from the almost 300,000 servers patched during the first month after the vulnerability was revealed. The Heartbleed flaw was publicly disclosed in early April and allows attackers to extract information from the memory of servers that run OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f, if they support an SSL feature called “heartbeat.” The extracted information can include user passwords and long-term server private keys that can be used to decrypt SSL traffic captured from servers. Shortly after the vulnerability was announced, Robert Graham, the CEO of Errata Security, ran an Internet scan and found 615,268 publicly accessible SSL servers that were vulnerable to Heartbleed. He repeated the scan one month later and found that the number of vulnerable systems had decreased by almost half, to 318,239. […]




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