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USN-4058-1: Bash vulnerability

15 July 2019

A system hardening measure could be bypassed.

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Releases

Packages

  • bash - GNU Bourne Again SHell

Details

It was discovered that Bash incorrectly handled the restricted shell. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to escape restrictions and execute
any command.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-4058-2: bash-static, bash-builtins, bash-doc, bash