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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: bash-4.1.14-7

Eric Blake (cygwin <ebb9 <at>> writes:
> This is a minor rebuild which picks up an upstream patch to fix
> CVE-2014-7169 and all other ShellShock attacks (4.1.13-6 was also safe,
> but used a slightly different downstream patch that used '()' instead of
> '%%' in environment variables, and which was overly restrictive on
> importing functions whose name was not an identifier).  There are still
> known parser crashers (such as CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187, and
> CVE-2014-6277) where upstream will probably issue patches soon; but
> while those issues can trigger a local crash, they cannot be exploited
> for escalation of privilege via arbitrary variable contents by this
> build.  Left unpatched, a vulnerable version of bash could allow
> arbitrary code execution via specially crafted environment variables,
> and was exploitable through a number of remote services, so it is highly
> recommended that you upgrade

I found this to be a good test site, with a comprehensive list of
exploits and explicit description of what to expect in order to decide
whether an exploit is still active:

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