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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:27:06 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
To: Chet Ramey <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash

On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:08:46PM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 9/24/14, 11:16 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> > I see no good workaround. 
> You're correct; there is not a good workaround.  Since there are publicly
> available patches for all bash versions back 15 years or so, though, the
> best path forward is to apply those as quickly as possible.

Thank You for providing those patches!  It is rare for an upstream
author to provide security fix backports going this far back, and it is
really helpful in this case.


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