A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as Bash, could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the Heartbleed bug that surfaced in April. Bash is the software used to control the command prompt on many Unix computers.
The Bash shell vulnerability being referred to by some as ‘Shell Shock’ allows an attacker to run a wide range of malicious code remotely. It was discovered by security researchers at RedHat, and is described in detail in a blog post.
The Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, issued an alert saying the vulnerability affected Unix-based operating systems including Linux and Apple’s Mac OS X.
All servers at Edikon have been patched and secured against the Bash shell vulnerability. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our support team.