Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : bash vulnerabilities (USN-2364-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 77961


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Florian Weimer and Todd Sabin discovered that the Bash parser incorrectly handled memory. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass certain environment restrictions and execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187)

In addition, this update introduces a hardening measure which adds prefixes and suffixes around environment variable names which contain shell functions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected bash package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77961

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2364-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/29

Modified: 2016/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:ND/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bash, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187

BID: 70152, 70154

OSVDB: 112096, 112097

USN: 2364-1

IAVA: 2014-A-0142