Heartbleed and VoltDB: What You Need to Know (Spoiler Alert: VoltDB is Unaffected)

written by VoltDB on April 16, 2014 with no comments

As you’ve no doubt heard, there’s a lot of buzz about a vulnerability in OpenSSL technology commonly referred to as the Heartbleed Bug. It’s present in sites powered by OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f, and affects more than 500,000 sites – enabling hackers to capture names and passwords, steal credit card data, and eavesdrop on communications.

What does it mean for you?

It’s important to us that, as a VoltDB user, your data is protected. So VoltDB engineering immediately evaluated and reviewed the Heartbleed Bug for possible product impact.

What did we find?

While VoltDB does not use OpenSSL directly, we do make use of base technology such as Java SE and other packages, so we evaluated those as well. And we can confirm that VoltDB software is not affected by this vulnerability.

Have questions or concerns?

As always, please feel free to drop us a line at support@voltdb.com.