I think the effort of upgrading openssl is too much for the benefit involved. It's a core package and many many other packages are linked against it and require it. Given that Redhat backport ... [by TrevorH]
I run my mail server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS 32bit system. And I notice that it comes with openssl installed by default. My question is if I want to install openssl-1.0.1e from the source, would it cause some conflicts with the built-in openssl Or should I remove the built-in openssl before compiling and installing openssl-1.0.1e.