There is no need to be afraid of the Shellshock bug

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Thanks to Combell’s swift action, there is no need to be afraid of the Shellshock bug.

In recent days, you have probably heard about the so-called “Bash bug” or “Shellshock bug” in the media. Bash is a piece of software that is used on almost every Linux server to execute commands (the “shell”). This Shellshock bug comes shortly after the Heartbleed bug, but it is much more dangerous.

 

Shellshock bug

Due to a bug in the Bash software, which is installed on almost every Linux server, it is possible to add extra commands when executing a certain command. These are then executed when the Bash software is used again. Since almost all the functions of the server can be exploited and manipulated via such a shell, this creates a dangerous situation.

 

All Combell servers are up-to-date and protected

shellshock bug bashbugWe want to reassure you straight away: thanks to the swift reaction of our system managers, security has already been stepped up on all our servers.

Our system managers are closely involved in many Internet communities and have therefore been informed about the problem soon enough.

That allowed us to quickly update all the servers with the available patches. This means that both our Next-Generation hosting cluster and all the Cloud servers of our customers are now up-to-date. In the meantime, all the server customers have received a personalised e-mail containing further details.

 

Do you have any further questions? You can call our helpdesk 24/7!

If you have any further questions about the security bug or how we solved this problem, we invite you to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with all the information you need.