Shellshock Bug

Posted on September 28, 2014
Archive : September 2014
Category : OCM News

You may have heard that a major security flaw has been exposed on equipment running Unix, OSX or Linux. It´s been called ¨ Shellshock ¨.

As far as is currently known this flaw does not affect windows machines.

Its a developing situation but any vunerable equipment needs patching to prevent  unauthorised access. 

Typical examples are public facing ( connected to the internet ) computers including phone systems, webservers, firewalls, storage devices and webservers.

Remedial action requires code to be written by the orginal software manufacturers and made avialalble for installtion.

A detailed explanation of Shellshock can be found here.

What needs to be done?

OCM immediately commenced a review of all solutions deployed across our clients sites and have identified possible vunerabilities . Patches have been deployed and we are continuing to monitor the situation and will advise further where required.

If any client has any concerns or questions please get in touch as we are here to help as part of your IT support.