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[security-announce] SUSE-SU-2014:1223-1: critical: Security update for bash
SUSE Security Update: Security update for bash

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2014:1223-1
Rating: critical
References: #896776
Cross-References: CVE-2014-6271
Affected Products:
SUSE Manager 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


bash has been updated to fix a critical security issue.

In some circumstances, the shell would evaluate shellcode in environment
variables passed at startup time. This allowed code execution by local or
remote attackers who could pass environment variables to bash scripts.

Security Issues:

* CVE-2014-6271

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- SUSE Manager 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2:

zypper in -t patch sleman17sp2-bash-9764

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

- SUSE Manager 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2 (x86_64):



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