Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bash (MDVSA-2014:186)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 77843


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in the way Bash evaluated certain specially crafted environment variables. An attacker could use this flaw to override or bypass environment restrictions to execute shell commands. Certain services and applications allow remote unauthenticated attackers to provide environment variables, allowing them to exploit this issue (CVE-2014-6271).


Update the affected bash and / or bash-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77843

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-186.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Published: 9/25/2014

Updated: 1/31/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2014

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 7/28/2022

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Apache mod_cgi Bash Environment Variable Code Injection (Shellshock))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6271

BID: 70103

MDVSA: 2014:186

IAVA: 2014-A-0142