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Shellshock

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:29 am
by Stephen Hart
You may have read about a security vulnerability revealed last week called Shellshock.
Here's an article with quotes from Apple on this. Basically, Apple will fix the vulnerability, and in the mean time you needn't do anything unless you're using advanced aspects of Unix.

Using a DIY fix requires extensive use of Terminal, and that carries its own risks.
BOSTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Apple Inc said the vast majority of Mac computer users are not at risk from the recently identified "Shellshock" computer bug
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-say ... 53625.html

Re: Shellshock

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:44 pm
by Stephen Hart
From Macintouch:


Apple's OS X Bash Update 1.0 patches a major security flaw in the Unix Bash program used by a lot of other software (but only for OS X 10.7 through 10.9):

Bash Update for OS X 10.9 http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1769
Bash Update for OS X 10.8 http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1768
Bash Update for OS X 10.7 http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1767