Why does httpd fail to load mod_ssl.so with error "Cannot load /etc/httpd/modules/mod_ssl.so into server: libssl.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

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Issue

Why does httpd fail to start and throws the following error message:

Starting httpd: httpd: Syntax error on line 1011 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 24 of /opt/smarts-ncm/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot load /etc/httpd/modules/mod_ssl.so into server: libssl.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Environment

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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