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Third party vulnerability {Bash}

by crm on September 25,2014 10:34 am

Dear Customers,

Please be aware of discovered vulnerability for Bash, impacting Linux and UNIX distributions and Apple’s Mac OS X.

Information

The security group released a vulnerability announcement for Bash on September 24, 2014. You can find more information about CVE-2014-6271 report by following the link.

Security impact and attack vectors’ investigation is published on Security Blog.

The fixed version of bash are released by the OS vendors:

Resolution

1.      To check if the system is vulnerable, execute the following command:

2.  $ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable'  bash -c "echo this is a test"

If the system is vulnerable, the output is:

vulnerable
this is a test

If the system is not vulnerable, the output is:

bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt
bash: error importing function definition for `x'
this is a test

3.      To fix a vulnerable version, follow the instructions for updates installation from OS vendors’ announcements.
Note: system reboot after installing the update is highly recommended!

  1. Affected system components and possible workarounds for the additional security issue CVE-2014-7169 are described in the RedHat article Bash Code Injection Vulnerability via Specially Crafted Environment Variables (CVE-2014-6271).

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Sincerely,

Your Customer Relations Department

 

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by crm on September 22,2014 2:21 pm

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Yours truly,

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