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Amazon Linux AMI : bash (ALAS-2017-878)

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popd controlled free : A denial of service flaw was found in the way bash handled popd commands. A poorly written shell script could cause bash to crash resulting in a local denial of service limited to a specific bash session.(CVE-2016-9401) Arbitrary code execution via malicious hostname : An arbitrary command injection flaw was found in the way bash processed the hostname value. A malicious DHCP server could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands on the DHCP client machines running bash under specific circumstances.(CVE-2016-0634) Specially crafted SHELLOPTS+PS4 variables allows command substitution : An arbitrary command injection flaw was found in the way bash processed the SHELLOPTS and PS4 environment variables. A local, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to exploit poorly written setuid programs to elevate their privileges under certain circumstances. (CVE-2016-7543)


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