Shellshock Bash Bug Alert

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | Managed Services, Technology Management | Scott Randall

Am I Vulnerable?

For most of our clients the main impact of this vulnerability will be to personal MacBooks, iMacs and Mac Pro devices but this bug also applies to firewalls, routers and even webcams. It is critical that all of the firm’s staff pay attention to the security of devices that they either join to the network, or use to work on and transmit firm documents.

Devices running the Bash Unix command-line interpreter are vulnerable to attack related to this bug. This includes desktops, laptops, servers, routers, wireless devices, webcams, even smart thermostats, industrial equipment and embedded electronics running Linux, and Mac OS X.

Resolution

Other software and hardware developers are actively investigating the bug and releasing information for products affected by Shellshock. Here is just a short list of products on your network that may need patching. We will continue to add to this list as we come across common products that are releasing patches.

Going Forward

We recommend actively patching wireless access points and firewalls in addition to desktops and servers to stay ahead of potential vulnerabilities. For more information on managed services, including automated patch management, please contact us.

Stay safe out there! The Advanced Legal Team

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