GNU Bash Incomplete Fix Remote Code Injection (Shellshock)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 82581


The remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote web server is affected by a command injection vulnerability in GNU Bash known as Shellshock. The vulnerability is due to the processing of trailing strings after function definitions in the values of environment variables. This allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via environment variable manipulation depending on the configuration of the system.

Note that this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, and CVE-2014-6277.


Apply the referenced patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 82581

File Name: bash_cve_2014_6278.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 4/6/2015

Updated: 4/11/2022

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-6278


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:gnu:bash

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/28/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/26/2014

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (CUPS Filter Bash Environment Variable Code Injection (Shellshock))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6278

BID: 70166

IAVA: 2014-A-0142