OpenVPN version in FreePBX is outdated

I am running FreePBX version I notice that the OpenVPN version is rather old, 2015 I think:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, kmod
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
base                                                     | 2.0 kB     00:00
extras                                                   | 1.3 kB     00:00
pbx                                                      | 1.3 kB     00:00
schmooze-commercial                                      | 2.9 kB     00:00
updates                                                  | 1.3 kB     00:00
Installed Packages
Name        : openvpn
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 2.3.7
Release     : 1.el6
Size        : 925 k
Repo        : installed
From repo   : anaconda-SHMZ-201501302108.x86_64
Summary     : A full-featured SSL VPN solution
URL         :
License     : GPLv2
Description : OpenVPN is a robust and highly flexible tunneling application that
            : uses all of the encryption, authentication, and certification
            : features of the OpenSSL library to securely tunnel IP networks
            : over a single UDP or TCP port.  It can use the Marcus Franz Xaver
            : Johannes Oberhumer's LZO library for compression.

yum update doesn’t change anything as I gather this is the latest version in the Schmoo repo. Could this be updated? The current version has some known security issues. Thank you

you really should upgrade to FreePBX 15…

In FreePBX 15 on SNG7 distro

# openvpn --version
OpenVPN 2.4.9

Thank you for the reply. I admit I’m not eager to upgrade just over this one issue, also I’m not sure that few commercial licenses we have carry over to new versions of FreePBX – I remember that being an issue before. And 2.4.9 is still behind, though less so.

I’m guessing that just installing a new version of OpenVPN over the existing one is a terrible idea? I use the SysAdmin module to manage it.

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