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RHSA-2011:0261: bash security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2011:0261: bash security and bug fix update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/08/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/24/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Bash (Bourne-again shell) is the default shell for Red Hat EnterpriseLinux.It was found that certain scripts bundled with the Bash documentationcreated temporary files in an insecure way. A malicious, local user coulduse this flaw to conduct a symbolic link attack, allowing them to overwritethe contents of arbitrary files accessible to the victim running thescripts. (CVE-2008-5374)This update also fixes the following bugs:All bash users should upgrade to these updated packages, which containbackported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-bash

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