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September 29, 2014
Chris Crum The New 'Shellshock' Bash Bug Discovered by Red Hat
By Chris Crum
It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there's a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as "shellshock". It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell.

Security expert Robert Graham at Errata Security has been blogging about the bug saying that it is "as big as Heartbleed," and also that it's twenty years old. He says it's as big a deal as Heartbleed because it interacts with other software in unexpected ways, and that unknown systems remain unpatched. He writes:

We see that with the Heartbleed bug: six months later, hundreds of thousands of systems remain vulnerable. These systems are rarely things like webservers, but are more often things like Internet-enabled cameras. [...]

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