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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:32:46 -0400
From: Chet Ramey <>
To: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash

On 9/24/14, 6:27 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the kind words.  In this spirit, I've attached a patch for
bash-2.05b, since I've been told that there are still systems running it
out there.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
		 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU

Download attachment "funcdef-import-2.05b.patch" of type "application/x-patch" (2472 bytes)

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