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Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:19:06 +0100
From: Giles Coochey <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through
 bash (3rd vulnerability)

On 29/09/2014 14:07, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 9/29/14, 8:55 AM, Giles Coochey wrote:
>> On 29/09/2014 12:17, Loganaden Velvindron wrote:
>>> HI Chet, As you are aware, a sixth security issue has been discovered.
>>> Due to the nature of the vulnerability, I believe that it's best to break
>>> backward compatibility as done by FreeBSD and NetBSD until a proper patch
>>> is developed. We are lucky to have security researchers reporting their
>>> findings publicly. What about others that don't ? I strongly believe that
>>> it's much safer to have it disabled, and have a complete and
>>> comprehensive audit of the source code, and then re-enable it.
>> Am I the only one who is wondering: Who is paying Chet to do this?
> Nobody is paying me to do this.
So, as a note to everybody suggesting a "complete and comprehensive 
audit of the source code", I think such suggestions be backed up with 
some supportive technical manpower or some generous donations to Chet!!! 
:-) ;-)


Giles Coochey, CCNP, CCNA, CCNAS
NetSecSpec Ltd
+44 (0) 8444 780677
+44 (0) 7584 634135

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