All Heartbleed upgrades are now complete

By on April 9, 2014


We have now completed all changes necessary to secure Bitbucket from security vulnerabilities related to the Heartbleed bug. Changes made to Bitbucket include;

As a result of us removing the sessions related to authentication cookies, all users have been forced to re-authenticate when using from a browser. We are also recommending, but not enforcing, that all users change their passwords.

  • Justin Turner

    Thanks Atlassian / Bit Bucket.

  • Raghu

    now, onto 2FA!

  • Anonymous

    Speedy response – thanks very much.

  • Michal Mital

    Really quick response

  • Steven D’Anna

    Is there anything that Stash users need to do regarding Heartbleed?

    • Anonymous

      If you’ve configured your Stash instance to use SSL (HTTPS), especially with a 3rd-party proxy such as Apache or Nginx, you should check your OpenSSL library version.

    • Vitaly Osipov

      Not unless you’ve done something unusual. This is from :

      Note: this comment applies only to standalone distributions, the ones that come with a built in web server.

      If you have followed our instructions on configuring SSL in any product (for example,, you are not using Tomcat’s APR and “native” OpenSSL libraries, but Java’s own implementation in Java SSL does not even support hearbeats.

      If you scroll down that page, you will see that the config for APR OpenSSL is different. It includes directives such as SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFile.

      Moreover, Fisheye & Crucible installs Jetty instead of Tomcat. Jetty uses too.

      If you have installed a WAR distribution, then we are not handling SSL and the app container might be using host’s libraries. Again, if you configured the server not to use APR, you’re fine.

  • Luke

    We should also generate new keys for access to our Bitbucket repositories via SSH, right?

    • Justen Stepka

      As with changing your password, that’s up to you.

      • Guest

        Is it also recommended, as with changing our passwords?

    • Vitaly Osipov

      Your SSH keys are safe – the whole idea of the public key encryption is that your private key stays on your computer and public keys are, well, public.

  • Anonymous

    We’re using rbcommons with a bitbucket repository. Today when we try to upload a diff to rbcommons, we get “The file XYZ (xyz) could not be found in the repository” — is there something we need to update at bitbucket or rbcommons?

  • Timothy (TRiG)

    The words “heartbleed bug” in this post are a link to nowhere.


  • Daniel Missiler

    Tested right now with and all looks fine. Thanks for solving the vulnerability fast!