GNU Bash is a popular open source command line shell incorporated into Linux and other widely used operating systems. Vulnerabilities have been discovered that may allow a remote user to execute arbitrary code on systems that are running affected versions of Bash. These vulnerabilities are also known as shellshock. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187, CVE-2014-6277 and CVE-2014-6278 to these issues.
The Shellshock security issue is not applicable to the Avaya G430/G450 gateways, their media modules nor any of the Avaya G650 TN circuit packs. It is also not applicable to any of the 16xx, 46xx, and 96x0 series endpoints. All of these platforms use embedded operating systems that do not support bash.
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V 1.0 - October 1, 2014 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - October 8, 2014 - Updated to include 16xx/46xx/96x0 series endpoints.
V 3.0 - October 13, 2014 - Updated to include B179.
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