ALAS-2014-418


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2014-418
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-25 22:19 Pacific
Severity: Critical
References: CVE-2014-6271 

Issue Overview:

This ALAS is superceded by ALAS-2014-419.

A flaw was found in the way Bash evaluated certain specially crafted environment variables. An attacker could use this flaw to override or bypass environment restrictions to execute shell commands. Certain services and applications allow remote unauthenticated attackers to provide environment variables, allowing them to exploit this issue.

We'd like to also give credit to our colleagues at Red Hat for their excellent blog post summarizing this issue.

This ALAS is superceded by ALAS-2014-419.


Affected Packages:

bash


Issue Correction:
Run yum update bash to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    bash-doc-4.1.2-15.19.amzn1.i686
    bash-4.1.2-15.19.amzn1.i686
    bash-debuginfo-4.1.2-15.19.amzn1.i686

src:
    bash-4.1.2-15.19.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    bash-4.1.2-15.19.amzn1.x86_64
    bash-debuginfo-4.1.2-15.19.amzn1.x86_64
    bash-doc-4.1.2-15.19.amzn1.x86_64