Thursday, October 2, 2014

Apple has released a patch for the vulnerability ShellShock in OS X

Apple has released a patch for their own operating systems, OS X, where the updated shell Bash, eliminating the vulnerability ShellShock . This bug allowed to execute malicious code within the command line.

The vulnerability is present in one of the fundamental components of the Linux-based systems, the shell Bash. Handling mechanism exported functions allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary operating system commands, when he has the opportunity to influence the environment variables of the system.
Previously, Apple found it necessary to comment on the situation with the Shellshock. According cupertino, most casual users' Macs "are not at risk from the" hole "in the shell Bash, used many components of OS X.
Family of operating systems the default OS X does not pose a threat in terms of the use of this exploit, which makes it possible for hackers to gain remote control of the system. This patch - OS X bash Update 1.0 - designed more for power users working with the settings and options.
Apple closed a vulnerability in the operating system OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.Manually download the hotfix is ​​available on the links below:
  • OS X 10.7 Lion - here
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - here
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks - here