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SUSE-SU-2014:1259-1 -- bash (important)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27981

The command-line shell 'bash' evaluates environment variables which allows the injection of characters and might be used to access files on the system in some circumstances (CVE-2014-7169). Please note that this issue is different from a previously fixed vulnerability tracked under CVE-2014-6271 and it is less serious due to the special non-default system configuration that is needed to create an exploitable situation. To remove further exploitation potential we now limit the function-in-environment variable to variables prefixed with BASH_FUNC_ . This hardening feature is work in progress and might be improved in later updates. Additionaly two more security issues were fixed in bash: CVE-2014-7186: Nested HERE documents could lead to a crash of bash. CVE-2014-7187: Nesting of for loops could lead to a crash of bash.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • SUSE-SU-2014:1259-1
  • CVE-2014-7169
  • CVE-2014-6271
  • CVE-2014-7186
  • CVE-2014-7187
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