Google Play Store and openSSL

Paul Richards paul at smarttsoftware.co.uk
Fri May 8 10:41:55 CEST 2015


Hi Ralph, 

I logged a call with Livecode back in Decemeber, 

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From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Ralph DiMola
Sent: 07 May 2015 21:59
To: 'How to use LiveCode'
Subject: Google Play Store and openSSL

Just got this from Google..... Does anyone know what version of OpenSSL LC uses?


We wanted to let you know that your app(s) listed below statically link against a version of OpenSSL that has multiple security vulnerabilities for users. Please migrate your app(s) to an updated version of OpenSSL within 60 days of this notification. Beginning 7/7/15, Google Play will block publishing of any new apps and updates that use older, unsupported versions of OpenSSL (see below for details).

REASON FOR WARNING: Violation of the dangerous products provision of the Content Policy and section 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement.
The vulnerabilities were fixed in OpenSSL versions beginning with 1.0.1h, 1.0.0m, and 0.9.8za. To confirm your OpenSSL version, you can do a grep via: $ unzip -p YourApp.apk | strings | grep "OpenSSL"

For more information about the vulnerability, please see this OpenSSL Security Advisory. To confirm that you’ve upgraded correctly, upload the updated version of the app(s) to the Developer Console and check back after five hours. For other technical questions about managing OpenSSL, please see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mailing.openssl.users. 

In 60 days, we will not accept app updates containing the vulnerabilities. In addition, we will reject new apps containing the vulnerabilities.
Note: while the issues may not affect every app that uses OpenSSL versions prior to 1.0.1h, 1.0.0m, or 0.9.8za, developers should stay up to date on all security patches. Even if you think that specific issues may not be relevant, it's good practice to update any libraries in your app that have known issues. Please take this time to update apps that have out-of-date dependent libraries or other vulnerabilities.

Before publishing applications, please ensure your apps’ compliance with the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy. If you feel we have sent this warning in error, visit this Google Play Help Center article.
Regards,
Google Play Team

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net


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