The OpenSSL Project is getting ready to fix vulnerabilities affecting the crypto library.

OpenSSL versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t will release Tuesday to patch flaws, including ones rated “high severity.”

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Issues that have a high severity rating affect less common configurations or are less likely to be exploitable. The OpenSSL Project tries to address and fix these holes within a month.

OpenSSL versions 1.0.0 and 0.9.8 are no longer supported and they will not receive any security updates. Support for version 1.0.1 will end December 31.

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This will be the third time this year there were OpenSSL updates released. In late January, the OpenSSL Project fixed a high severity flaw that allows attackers to obtain information that can end up used to decrypt secure traffic, and a low severity SSLv2 cipher issue.

Updates released in March addressed low, medium and high severity vulnerabilities, including “DROWN,” a serious flaw that can end up exploited to crack encrypted communications.

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