Whether or not Ubuntu and CentOS are different OSes or just different distributions, is a matter of semantics...
Then call it a CentOS or Ubuntu bug. There is nothing intrinsic to Linux, itself, that make is any more or less vulnerable to this *bash* bug.
What is the market share of your Linux-distribution?
It's Ubuntu, so whatever their market share is. 12.04 if you want to get specific.
It absolutely is a bash bug, yes. It is also a bug in any Linux, that makes it
It is also an OSX bug, an HPUX bug, a vxWorks bug, and, well, really, a bug in any OS that has bash installed, which makes it a Windows bug in a not-insignificant number of cases, as well. Also, consider that the thousands of Cygwin and MinGW users out there are also likely running servers on top of that POSIX layer on their windows system, they're almost certainly vulnerable.
Was the first patch complete? No. Nor was the second. The third may well not be, either, but Patch Tuesday still hasn't come around and we're better-patched than those who have to wait for that. Well, aside from OSX users (myself included), who actually paid for their OS (in the form of a hardware purchase), so yeah, I guess "you get what you pay for" holds true here, right? See what I'm getting at, here? Linux users have a steady stream of patches already available to install, for free, while OSX users are left behind by Father Apple. Well, at least *some* of us can compile our own patched replacements, so I'm still not sitting here waiting for Patch Tuesday to fix this.
That being said, I haven't had to reboot my Windows machine for updates, lately. That might be, in part, because it does so automatically, whether I'm there to save my work or not, and regardless of whether I'm in the middle of a multi-day render that I'll have to restart, losing 4 days of progress. Thanks, Microsoft.
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My production (and development, for that matter) systems are not vulnerable in that manner, because I didn't configure them like a jackass; in fact, any init scripts on those systems requesting a shell other than
My point is that this is not a Linux bug, it is a bash bug. Bash is used on HPUX, amongst many other UNIX variants, up to and including OSX, as well as many, if not most (or all) Windows POSIX layers. Your cable or DSL modem probably has bash running on it somewhere, FFS.
having absolutely nothing to do with Linux.
For those of us who install security updates automatically, this was patched within hours of being discovered, and each further patch has been applied within hours, as well. On a Windows system set to install updates automatically, bugs *still* go unpatched for months after being reported.
I'm saying this not as a Linux proponent, but as someone who uses all 3 major systems on a daily basis, for whom Linux isn't even a primary system.
People with plenty of cash. Cash they could use to buy Apple devices.
Having an SD slot wouldn't stop someone from using the iPhone without an SD card. they could still sell the devices to the same market they currently sell them to, and as a shareholder I would certainly hope they would; but, also as a shareholder, I recognize the market they're missing. My example was extreme, so as to be clear, but there are hundreds of other, more common, scenarios in which an SD slot might be useful.
Hell, putting on the shareholder hat again, I'd be happy if they just made it an option on the 128GB model. Really, that would be ideal, as it would stop people from buying the 16GB model and slapping a 128GB SD card in it, while opening up a whole market that Apple is not tapping.
Can you look for it? Nope. If Microsoft looking for it? Probably not, they're busy fixing *reported* bugs and writing *new* code. When will it be found? 20 years sounds optimistic.
The last time I posted these facts, I was modded flamebait, and I'm sure it'll happen again. Plenty of karma to burn, though, so, whatever.