Bourne Again Shell is in the news, in a bad way:“CGI scripts that use or invoke Bash in any way â€“ including any child processes spawned by the scripts â€“ are vulnerable to remote-code injection.”
Of course, I’ve known not to use BASH for CGI for ages but that this bug has been around for years is really shocking. If anything should have been secure it should be the basic scripting interpreter for GNU/Linux systems. I use dash on some systems but bash is widely used. SSH is also vulnerable but as I’m the only one allowed to use it here, I should be safe barring mental breakdown. A patch is on the way…
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.