When you are running an application, you would face a technical vulnerability at one stage or the other. Even the smartest applications have this problem. However, users need to be watchful for a technical vulnerability and stop using the application if such a problem is present. A technical vulnerability can affect various areas of an application. For instance, an SQL injection can result in extraction of data by unauthorized users. Linux is one of the high standard applications that have faced a technical vulnerability in the recent times. Users were alarmed about this problem so that they could stop using the operating system until a resolution was attained.
This recent technical problem is related to Linux Bash. Bash is an application that runs on the Linux operating system. According to the details, Linux Bash can be subjected to anonymous code injection. This can prove to be damaging for millions of machines that are using the operating system. Even machines that are MAC based can be controlled after this code has been injected. In simple terms, if the code is injected, the machine is completely taken over and everything on it can be controlled in a complete manner. If you are a Linux user and you need to check this problem, you need to go through a simple process. The result of this process would help you in determining whether the Linux Bash installed on your system is vulnerable to the code injection problem or not.
According to technical experts, you need to go through few commands to get a feel of this Linux Based problem. First of all, you need to make sure that you have administrative privileges of the machine that needs to be checked. As a user with standard rights, you cannot check whether your machine is going to be infected by this problem or not. First of all, you need to check whether Bash is present in your machine or not. If Bash is not present, your machine would not be infected by this Linux based problem and you do not need to worry about anything. On the other hand, if your system has Bash, you need to check whether it is vulnerable or not. There is a specific command to check this problem. If your Linux Bash is infected, you need to take the necessary preventive measures. If the system is infected, you have to run a patch with shell shock that would perform the repair work in a complete manner. On the other hand, continuing to run the system without running this patch is something that can cause problems and allow malicious access as well. As a user, you need to make sure that this Linux Based problem is solved in the due course of time.