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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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