USN-4180-1: Bash vulnerability

USN-4180-1: Bash vulnerability

bash vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Bash could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received
a specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • bash – GNU Bourne Again SHell

Details

It was discovered that Bash incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
bash – 4.2-2ubuntu2.9

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart Bash to make
all the necessary changes.

References

Source: USN-4180-1: Bash vulnerability

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