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    One to be aware of


    Bash is vulnerable to remote code execution under certain circumstances: See here and here. Expect patches soon. I think this probably classifies as a "biggie"
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    Ouch. Thanks elija.

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    Pretty well covered in this thread as far as Linux Mint is concerned, Linux Mint Forums ? View topic - Recent bash vulnerability and patch questions

    Just done all my updates.

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    I'm cool

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    Besides. I know of anybody here running bash servers on this forum.
    The home user is probably not in danger over this.
    I would be worried more about repo servers getting infected myself.
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    Fedora updated bash this morning.

    You can tell you are vulnerable by running
    Code:
    env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test"
    which prints
    Code:
    vulnerable
    this is a test
    and
    Code:
    $ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test"
    bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt
    bash: error importing function definition for `x'
    this is a test
    if you are patched. Source.

    It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly these patches appear. The real question of course is how quickly are they applied in Data Centres?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregm View Post
    Ouch. Thanks elija.
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    Fedora has issued another update for bash so it may be worth checking for updates again in your distro.
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    Xubuntu is has a fresh bash so Debian must have released one too.

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