Jump to content
RESET Forums (homeservershow.com)

Bash vulnerability on Linux and Unix systems


schoondoggy
 Share

Recommended Posts

This can't possibly be true - everyone knows that only Windows has security vulnerabilities - just ask any Mac or Linux/UNIX user :P

I'm glad you said it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This can't possibly be true - everyone knows that only Windows has security vulnerabilities - just ask any Mac or Linux/UNIX user :P

Which is the irony, because now, they're in the same boat, and can't claim that any more.

 

Between this and heartbleed.... it's been shown that no system is safe.

 

Though, the part that is really funny to me, is that the bash vulnerability is apparently ~25 years old........

 

 

And yes, definitely patch your router, if there is an update.

Edited by Drashna (WGS)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have nothing against Mac or *ix as OSes. What has bugged me, a bit, is the smug, holier-than-thou attitude their proponents have exhibited with regard to vulnerabilities. The fact is, every OS is vulnerable - it's impossible to write one that isn't, simply because they're so complex.

 

That said, I have my Untangle set for auto-updating, so I'm hoping/assuming the developers will push out a fix very soon (if they haven't already).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have nothing against Mac or *nix as OSes. What has bugged me, a bit, is the smug, holier-than-thou attitude their proponents have exhibited with regard to vulnerabilities. 

This. OMG, this.  And *NIX is worse, in that if you try to learn and ask questions in dedicated communities, you get shunned and humiliated for being a "noob".  I've experienced, I've seen it, and I've heard lots of people echo this sentiment. 

Kind of makes you want to rub it in their face when this happens. But that would be mean spirited.

 

And yes, every device connected to the internet is vulnerable in some way or another. Though the biggest vulnerability is and probably always will be the end user.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...