ShellShock (BashBug) Security

Monday 29th September 2014 at 12:13pm by Daniel Oxenbury

What is being discussed as A "deadly serious” bug is currently affecting millions of servers & computers. The bug is present on any unix based systems this includes and is not limited to linux distributions, apple computers and imbedded devices. The bug has existed for more than 20 years but was not found till a a security team at Red Hat discovered it.

The bug has been named Shellshocked it can be utilised by malicious hackers to gain control over remote computer systems. This is disastrous news for any one that has computers that are accessible/connected to the internet such as governments, banks and the military.

Many patches have been released recently that were meant to resolve the security flaw, but these according to security experts/researches are “incomplete” and do not fully resolve the issue. Shell shocked is rated the maximum CVSS score of 10/10 for impact and ease of exploitability.

For a detailed description of the bug visit: CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169.

Two Superior is taking great effort to keep all our servers up to date with the latest patches to mitigate this security vulnerability effecting any of our clients. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to get in contact with us!


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