USN-2363-2: Bash vulnerability
26 September 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Bash allowed bypassing environment restrictions in certain environments.
- bash - GNU Bourne Again SHell
USN-2363-1 fixed a vulnerability in Bash. Due to a build issue, the patch for CVE-2014-7169 didn’t get properly applied in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS package. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
Tavis Ormandy discovered that the security fix for Bash included in USN-2362-1 was incomplete. An attacker could use this issue to bypass certain environment restrictions. (CVE-2014-7169)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.