So while I do primarily run Windows OS versions here at the GSD micro-ranch, I do have at least one Ubuntu (14.04) virtual machine that I use.
So, it seemed like a Good Idea to go ahead and do some patching.
The very first thing I did was to hit the easy button and just open a terminal prompt and type/execute
Or you could just run the “Software Updater” application.
(Note: it’s good practice to do that regularly, regardless if there is an exploit-de-jour out and about or not!)
Then -- for good measure and a waste of time -- I did this:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade bash
Maybe you will want to do this also for cleanup; optional.
sudo apt-get autoremove
Reboot and done; at least until I check back weekly and look for new updates.
- Check If Your Linux System Is Vulnerable To Shellshock And Fix It - It’s F.O.S.S blog
- Patching CVE-6271 (shellshock) with Chef
Also, for you Apple OS users:
- Apple Releases Patches for Shellshock Bug - Krebs on Security