Reply to post: Re: Is this really relevant for OS X?

Apple finally patches Bash Shellshock vuln that WAS NOT A WORRY, OK?

whatevs...

Re: Is this really relevant for OS X?

"I've heard reports, although no confirmation, that OS X uses BASH for DHCP request purposes, so a malicious DHCP request in a coffee shop etc. could cause problems"

You've got it backwards; unpatched versions on Linux work this way. The reason that it's not as pressing for OS X is because it is not vulnerable via DHCP, whereas Linux based distro are.

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