CGI::Application and recent bash security hole

Kent Fredric kentfredric at
Fri Sep 26 07:28:33 BST 2014

On 26 September 2014 13:45, gvim <gvimrc at> wrote:

> Updated my bash on CentOS 6.5 this morning so your test fails:
> # env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable'  bash -c "echo this is a test"
> bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt
> bash: error importing function definition for `x'
> this is a test

There's a second vulnerability that escapes the first bug patch.

 env X="() { (a)=>\\" bash -c '/dev/stdout date'

If this prints the date, you still have a hole where bash can write content
to arbitrary files. ( And this trick somehow makes it write the date to
/dev/stdout.  )



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