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Deconstructing Shellshocked

Linux Tips and Tricks
  • Monday, September 29 2014 @ 05:16 PM EDT
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With all the talk about security and vulnerabilities of various operating systems, it's been hard to miss the latest revelation about the Linux/Unix bug call "Shellshocked."  Some of the things being posted are not always technically correct (this article) and some are questioning if the patches being pushed out are effective.

Of course, being vigilant and making sure your system has the latest updates never hurts!


I put together my own little line of code to check my Ubuntu and Linux Mint boxes after pulling down the updates.

env x='() { :;}; echo OOPS - You need to update! ' bash -c "echo This concludes the test"

The unpatched system should print "OOPS - You need to update! This concludes the test" and if patched only print "This concludes the test" - just for fun.


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