SUSE-SU-2014:1212-1: critical: Security update for bash

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Wed Sep 24 17:04:13 MDT 2014

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for bash

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2014:1212-1
Rating:             critical
References:         #776694 #819783 #820149 #844550 #896776 
Cross-References:   CVE-2014-0475
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS

   An update that solves one vulnerability and has four fixes
   is now available.


   bash has been updated to fix a critical security issue.

   In some circumstances, the shell would evaluate shellcode in environment
   variables passed at startup time. This allowed code execution by local or
   remote attackers who could pass environment variables to bash scripts.

   Additionally, the following bugs have been fixed:

       * Fix crash when expanding '$[' without matching ']'. (bnc#844550)
       * Do not restart the signal handler after a trap is reset. (bnc#820149)
       * Work around a crash in libreadline. (bnc#819783)
       * Make skeleton files configurations files. (bnc#776694)

   Security Issues:

       * CVE-2014-6271

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS:

      zypper in -t patch slessp1-bash-9738

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS (i586 s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS (s390x x86_64):



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