Fixes are in for OpenSSL

Thursday, 18 March 2004, 12:34 PM EST

The flaws affect more than Linux systems that have the software installed. They could also hobble many routers and network devices that incorporate the software. Cisco Systems released an advisory on Wednesday, saying its PIX firewall devices and some routers could be affected.

OpenSSL is an open implementation of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, which is used by almost all Web browsers as a way to secure data that travels over the public Internet. The software also forms the basis of a popular component of the Apache Web server, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the servers on the Internet.

By Robert Lemos at ZDNet.

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