Is your Linux box protected from “ShellShock”

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A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the GNU Bash (Bourne Again Shell) for the Linux operating system. System administrators running Red Hat Enterprise , Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions will want to update to the latest release of the Bash package. This vulnerability affects Bash versions 1.14 – 4.3 which is even included in the 10.9.4 releases of the Apple OS X operating system also known as Mavericks. Even if you are running another distribution of Linux such as Mint or Zorin this does not exclude you from being affected by this vulnerability. Forks of Red Hat and Debian based distributions will very likely be running Bash and need to be patched.

 

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Occupation: Senior Computer Consultant Interests: Web design, Linux, Networking, Hockey, and Computer Gaming. Brian is from Boise, Idaho and has been interested in technology and computers from a very young age. At age 14, Brian was among some of the first to use and understand Linux. Brian attended Boise State University, majoring in Computer Science. Brian has also been appointed as President of the Idaho PC Users Group for multiple years. Since 2005, he has been working with Boise Computer Service, which provides custom Web design and hosting, business e-mail solutions, and instant messaging services, as well as specialization in business networks, servers, and workstations on all operating systems.
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