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KB - Heartbleed Fix for 64-bit Windows BBj ODBC Driver



Testing indicates that using the 64-bit Windows BBj ODBC Driver, installed with BBj version 13.13 or earlier, to connect to a remote BBj Services server over the Internet poses a small security risk (see the OpenSSL KB article) due to the Heartbleed bug. BASIS recommends that users upgrade to the 64-bit Windows BBj ODBC Driver installed with BBj 13.14 or higher. This is only necessary if you are already using the 64-bit Windows BBj ODBC Driver on a 64-bit Windows operating system.


This article describes how to update the 64-bit Windows ODBC Driver, which should be installed on a machine that is not currently running a version of BBj.

Updating the 64-bit Windows ODBC Driver


  • Go to

  • Select any package for BBj 13.14 or higher to download and mark the checkboxes under “Download Terms” that “I agree...” and “I understand..”

  • Begin the installation process by launching the jar file.

    • In “Language Selection”, click [Next>].

    • In “Welcome”, click [Next>].

    • In “License Agreement,” mark the radio button “I ACCEPT the terms…”, click [Next>].

    • In “Directory Selection”, optionally change the location, click [Next>].

    • In “JVM Selection”, click [Next>].

    • In “Installation Type Selection”, mark the radio button “Custom,” click [Next>].

    • In the “Feature Selection,” uncheck all BASIS Product Suite options except for “ODBC”.

    • Click [Next>] on the “Installation Summary” screen to start the installation.

    • Once the installation completes, copy the b3ssl.dll located in the \Windows\System32 directory to the \Windows\System32 directory in the target system.

    • Restart the system to load the new driver.


Note: Even though this is a 64-bit ODBC Driver dll, it will reside in the System32 directory.



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