Bash Remote Code Execution (Shellshock)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 77823


A system shell on the remote host is vulnerable to command injection.


The remote host is running a version of Bash that is vulnerable to command injection via environment variable manipulation. Depending on the configuration of the system, an attacker could remotely execute arbitrary code.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77823

File Name: bash_remote_code_execution.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/24

Modified: 2017/08/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:gnu:bash

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/09/24

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Pure-FTPd External Authentication Bash Environment Variable Code Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6271

BID: 70103

OSVDB: 112004

EDB-ID: 34765, 34766

IAVA: 2014-A-0142