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GLSA-201612-39 : Bash: Arbitrary code execution

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-39 (Bash: Arbitrary code execution) A vulnerability was found in the way Bash expands $HOSTNAME. Injecting malicious code into $HOSTNAME could cause it to run each time Bash expands \\h in the prompt string. Impact : A remote attacker controlling the system’s hostname (i.e. via DHCP) could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.


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