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  • Apple Releases Bash Update for OS X Mavericks to Fix Shellshock Bug


    Following the discovery of a recent exploit in the "Bash" command shell for OS X and Linux machines known as Shellshock, Apple has followed through with its promised update to fix the problem for advanced users.

    Apple has posted the new OS X Bash Update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks on its Web site, where users can download the update and then install it manually. The update is not issued through the Mac App Store like many of Apple's other software updates for OS X. Below, you will find a direct link:

    OS X Bash Update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks

    Most of your normal users are safe from this issue, according to Apple, although advanced users will want to install this update for the sake of their security. If I were you, no matter how advanced you are, I would install the update anyway, just for the extra piece of mind.

    The Shellshock exploit, if not patched, could allow a system to become remotely controlled by an unauthorized user via the Bash command. So get to downloading!

    Sources: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases Bash Update for OS X Mavericks to Fix Shellshock Bug started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Because we common "unadvanced" folk don't need to worry about any security issues...
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      Because we common "unadvanced" folk don't need to worry about any security issues...
      Most of your normal users have no clue what bash command is, and are much less likely to be vulnerable to such an exploit. Hence the lack of usefulness this update offers for not-so-advanced users.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rcworship View Post
      Most of your normal users have no clue what bash command is, and are much less likely to be vulnerable to such an exploit. Hence the lack of usefulness this update offers for not-so-advanced users.
      I suppose that's true, but it just seems like Apple could get some good PR and at the same time make people more aware by making it easier.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      First of a few more fixes to come.