Bash Remote Code Execution (CVE-2014-6277 / CVE-2014-6278) (Shellshock)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 78067


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: 78067

File Name: bash_remote_code_execution2.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: remote

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/06

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: 2014/09/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/09/27

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (CUPS Filter Bash Environment Variable Code Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278

BID: 70165, 70166

OSVDB: 112158, 112169

CERT: 252743

IAVA: 2014-A-0142

EDB-ID: 34860