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Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:43:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David A. Wheeler" <>
To: "oss-security" <>
Subject: Who named shellshock?

Who created the name "shellshock"?  And when?

I can't seem to find anything:
* Stéphane Chazelas proposed "bashdoor" on 2014-09-14 14:29:48 +0100, but this did not catch on. (
* Robert Graham (Errata Softwre) posted "Update: I think people are calling this the "shellshock" bug. Still looking for official logo" ( ).  This wording suggests that is reporting what OTHERS call it, and not a name he gave himself.
* Andreas Lindh tweeted a proposed image for "shellshock, but this was in response to Robert Graham's "official logo" request - so this is DEFINITELY not the source of the name. (Tweet at: )


--- David A. Wheeler

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