Banks, Businesses Scramble to Smash Bash Shellshock Bug

Banks and businesses toiled over the weekend to crush a bug in a widely used open source operating system. The flaw has been in Unix for some 25 years, but it was revealed just last week. If exploited, the vulnerability in BASH could be used to inject malicious code or take command of a system or device. “This BASH vulnerability is going to prove to be a much bigger headache than Heartbleed was,” said Mark Parker, a senior product manager at iSheriff. Heartbleed, a recently discovered defect in OpenSSL, sent shock waves through the Net.

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