#VU5322 Command injection in Bash

Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5322

Vulnerability risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2014-6278


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Universal components / Libraries / Scripting languages

Vendor: GNU

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to an incomplete fix related to the parsing of user scripts. By using attack vectors involving the ForceCommand feature in OpenSSH sshd, the mod_cgi and mod_cgid modules in the Apache HTTP Server, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user. The vulnerability was introduced by incorrect patching of vulnerabilities #1 (CVE-2014-6271),  #2 (CVE-2014-7169) and #3 (CVE-2014-6277)

Successful exploitation results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Update GNU Bash to version 4.3 bash43-027.

Vulnerable software versions

Bash: 1.14.0 - 4.3


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