Ubuntu14 openssl – heartbleed update

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There was not enough solid information regarding how to simply update Ubuntu 14 from the openssl 1.0.1f version to the openssl 1.0.1g version. Here is what I found:

??sudo add-apt-repository ppa:george-edison55/openssl-heartbleed-fix
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


$ aptitude show openssl
Package: openssl
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 1.0.1g-1ppa1~trusty1
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com
Architecture: i386
Uncompressed Size: 922 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15), libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.1)
Suggests: ca-certificates
Description: Secure Sockets Layer toolkit - cryptographic utility
This package is part of the OpenSSL project's implementation of the SSL and TLS cryptographic
protocols for secure communication over the Internet.
It contains the general-purpose command line binary /usr/bin/openssl,
useful for cryptographic operations such as:
* creating RSA, DH, and DSA key parameters;
* creating X.509 certificates, CSRs, and CRLs;
* calculating message digests;
* encrypting and decrypting with ciphers;
* testing SSL/TLS clients and servers;
* handling S/MIME signed or encrypted mail.