Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: https is down
I'm running RH8. When I tried to upgrade openssh, it required a newer version of openssl. So if RPM's are used in the upgrade, openssl will be upgraded to get the new openssh. Otherwise, you can get the patch for openssh and recompile that. Here is the openssh patch.
Considering how many packages depend on openssl, this is probably the easiest way to upgrade.