Shellshock

September 26, 2014 by Dan London

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In case you weren't aware (and we doubt you weren't unless you were on an extended Internet free vacation) there is a major vulnerability impacting websites that rely on Unix and Linux. Shellshock is particulary nasty.

We'll let Krebs on Secuity explain;

The bug is being compared to the recent Heartbleed vulnerability because of its ubiquity and sheer potential for causing havoc on Internet-connected systems — particularly Web sites. Worse yet, experts say the official patch for the security hole is incomplete and could still let attackers seize control over vulnerable systems.

While this is a major security issue, the fix using Ansible isn't. Check out the tweets below!

 

Check out this great post  as well for more information.

Have a Shellshock fix using Ansible story, Tweet us. We are sure it will fit under 140 characters.

 

**As always, be sure to take care when applying a fix. Read more.

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Dan London

Dan has been a featured Speaker at Google AdWords Client Forum and at numerous search marketing and social media events on the East Coast including the 2011 Kenan-Flagler Business Symposium at the University of North Carolina, Internet Summit, Business Journal Social Media Madness Launch Event and Triangle Entrepreneurship Week. You can find him on twitter at @danlondon.


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