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Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:55:20 -0400
From: Chet Ramey <>
To: Shawn <>,
Subject: Re: more bash parser bugs (CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278)

On 10/1/14, 10:57 PM, Shawn wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:45 AM, Ed Prevost <> wrote:
>> On 10/1/2014 2:11 PM, Shawn wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 5:08 AM, Chet Ramey <> wrote:
>>>> On 10/1/14, 5:04 PM, Shawn wrote:
>>>> Nope, this one fixes 7168/7169.  It's the equivalent of the
>>>> `parser-oob' patch.
>>>> I have patches that fix 6277/6278 that are in the pipeline.
>>> oh, s0rry for the mistake...that'd be great if we can get the patch as
>>> quickly as possible. Thanks.
>> Really!? Honestly!? "as quickly as possible"
> What else could I say? A POC already released and a bunch of
> customer's machines are waiting...even the only mitigation is in
> GCC-lvl, which compile bash with ASLR/NX/PIE/CANARY.....too bad this
> time.

The real mitigation is to install bash43-027 or vendor or previous
version equivalent.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
		 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU

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