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CVE-2014-6271 And You: A Tale Of Nagios And The Bash Vulnerability

by Jen Andre , posted in Nagios, Attack Vector, Linux, Monitoring, Bash Exploit, Vulnerabilities, Threat Stack Agent

The internet is yet again feeling the aftereffects of another “net shattering” vulnerability: a bug in the shell ‘/bin/bash’ that widely affects Linux distributions and is trivial to exploit. The vulnerability exposes a weakness in bash that allows users to execute code set in environment variables, and in certain cases allows unauthenticated remote code execution.

Possible vectors for attack include:

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Sep 25, 2014 4:52:00 PM

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