Update your bash version for Redhat Enterprise 6 in prevention to “Bash Bug” or “Shell Shock”

Posted: September 26, 2014 in Linux Related, RedHat/CentOS
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Per initial statement from REDHAT until waiting for another patch they strongly suggest to update your bash version to the latest to avoid the bug.

How to check if your system is affected by Shellshock? per ibtimes

This is a relatively simple one to check. Simple call up a Terminal on your desktop, and type in this line of code at the $ prompt:

env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable’ bash -c ‘echo hello’

If your system is vulnerable, then you will see this:



If it is not vulnerable you will see this:

bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt

bash: error importing function definition for 'x'


Quick easy way to patch if you Redhat 6 if you do not have the official Subscription:

[root@nightops tmp]# wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/latest/x86_64/getPackage/bash-4.1.2-15.el6_5.1.x86_64.rpm
[root@nightops tmp]# rpm -Uvh bash-4.1.2-15.el6_5.1.x86_64.rpm

For more information about ShellShock or Bash bug please visit the link below:


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