Bash “Shellshock” vulnerability – what you need to know | Naked Security

Shellshock is the media-friendly name for a security bug found in Bash, a command shell program commonly used on Linux and UNIX systems. 

The bug is what’s known as a Remote Code Execution vulnerability, or RCE. 

This means that someone who isn’t already logged on to your computer might be able to trick Bash into running a program that it wasn’t supposed to.

Officially, the bug is documented as CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169.

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