CVE Details

Release Date:2014-09-24


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.

See more information about CVE-2014-6271 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 7.5 Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: Low
Authentication: None required Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: Partial

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Enterprise Linux version 4 (bash)ELSA-2014-12942014-09-24
Oracle Linux version 5 (bash)ELSA-2014-12932014-09-24
Oracle Linux version 6 (bash)ELSA-2014-12932014-09-24
Oracle Linux version 7 (bash)ELSA-2014-12932014-09-24

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