Some Salt for that Heartbleed

SaltStack for Heartbleed

Not much more needs to be said that hasn't already been said about Heartbleed. However, the SaltStack team was thrilled to watch how armies of system administrators and DevOps teams utilized SaltStack to diagnose and remediate the impact of OpenSSL vulnerabilities in data centers around the world. We were glad to hear how easy (cmd.run) and fast (milliseconds) it was for most folks to use SaltStack to automate what could have been a massive undertaking if attempted by hand.

A tip of our hat to the legions of data center operators who work hard (some harder than others <cough> use SaltStack <cough>) to keep the Internets and clouds safe and available. Here are some of the tweets and IRC posts that warmed our hearts (bad pun intended):

And last but not least, this from our IRC channel (#salt on Freenode):

BTW Tuesday I used salt to patch all of my servers in one go! All of our servers were patched before my boss could even ask me about the heartbleed bug (and I was even on vacation that day). Rolling out new certs and keys was just as easy. Thanks Salt!
— travisp [14:15:06]

In summary: