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Apple posts Bash Security Updates for OS X Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks
Download page links - all just say "fixes a security flaw in the bash UNIX shell".
At post time (5PM ET) no article yet at
Apple security updates. (Apple's doc on this update should include more info. There's been several Bash patches/updates as more bugs were found.)
BTW: After "Bash 1.0 update" applied in OS X 10.9.5 "bash --version" shows 3.2.53(1).
CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169 list Bash versions through 4.3 as vulnerable. (IIRC latest GNU Bash release was 4.3.27 as of the weekend but that may have changed.)
Update: I found Apple's doc about OS X bash Update 1.0 which says it includes CVE-2014-7169 and CVE-2014-6271. (I don't know the status of CVE-2014-6277, -6278, -7186, -7187 but the "foo" echo test mentioned in a PCW article on Bash-4.3 patch 27 doesn't show vulnerable after the apple update, although the response is 'syntax error' instead of "command not found" they list.)
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