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Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:01:50 +0600
From: "Alexander E. Patrakov" <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash

24.09.2014 21:16, Solar Designer wrote:
> $ ssh -o 'rsaauthentication yes' 0 '() { ignored; }; /usr/bin/id'
> uid=500(sandbox) gid=500(sandbox) groups=500(sandbox)
> Received disconnect from Command terminated on signal 11.
> This is with command="set" in .ssh/authorized_keys for the key being
> used.  (Without the "; /usr/bin/id" portion, the command prints the
> environment variables, including SSH_ORIGINAL_COMMAND being the function
> with just "ignored" in its body.)  As we can see, the command runs, and
> moreover in this case bash happened to segfault after having run "id".
> I see no good workaround.  Starting the forced command with "unset
> SSH_ORIGINAL_COMMAND &&" does not help - we'd need to unset the variable
> before starting bash, not from bash.

Won't installing dash and setting the shell of users who have forced 
commands to dash mitigate this somehow?

Alexander E. Patrakov

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