Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : bash vulnerability (USN-2363-2)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 77898
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-2363-1 fixed a vulnerability in Bash. Due to a build issue, the patch for CVE-2014-7169 didn't get properly applied in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS package. This update fixes the problem.
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Tavis Ormandy discovered that the security fix for Bash included in USN-2362-1 was incomplete. An attacker could use this issue to bypass certain environment restrictions. (CVE-2014-7169).
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SolutionUpdate the affected bash package.