Overview of OpenSSL versions in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 GA and later Service Packs
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 and later Service Packs
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4


There are different versions of the OpenSSL command line tool and library in the various SUSE Linux Enterprise versions.


The following table provides an overview of the versions.
SLE versionDefault OpenSSL
cmd line tool
Default OpenSSL
Optional OpenSSL
11 SP40. (Security Module) 
12 SP11. 
12 SP21. 
12 SP31. 
12 SP41. 
12 SP51. (Module Legacy)EOL of 1.0.2 is 2021-07-30 (*)
15 SP11. (Module Legacy)EOL of 1.0.2 is 2021-07-30 (*)
15 SP2 (Module Legacy)EOL of 1.0.2 is 2021-07-30 (*)
15 SP31. (Module Legacy)EOL of 1.0.2 is 2021-07-30 (*)
15 SP41. 
(*) The packages in Module Legacy are supported for three years after launch of the major product version (SLE 15).

Additional Information

The support end date for a package in SLE can be established with the 'zypper lifecycle' command.
Example :
15sp1:~ # rpm -q libopenssl1_0_0
15sp1:~ # zypper lifecycle libopenssl1_0_0

Package end of support:
libopenssl1_0_0                          2021-07-30 


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  • Document ID:7024362
  • Creation Date: 09-Jan-2020
  • Modified Date:22-Jul-2022
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