Ubuntu 4180-1: Bash vulnerability

    Date11 Nov 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
    193
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Bash could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4180-1
    November 11, 2019
    
    bash vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    Bash could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received
    a specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - bash: GNU Bourne Again SHell
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Bash incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
    arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      bash                            4.2-2ubuntu2.9
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart Bash to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4180-1
      CVE-2012-6711
    
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