Are our WiFI routers and rooftop radios affected by the BashShellshock vulnerability?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Ger Robertson, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Ger Robertson

    Thad Floryan Guest

    Depends on what one will accept as an "embedded" system;
    the SheevaPlug definitely qualifies as embedded.

    My Sheevaplug servers are fist-sized and the GuruPlug runs
    Debian. Quick example (noting the short uptime is due to
    having had to replace a UPS battery recently) noting that
    root is the only login on such servers:

    [email protected]:~# date
    Fri Oct 3 13:14:40 PDT 2014
    [email protected]:~# uptime
    13:14:42 up 55 days, 22:37, 1 user, load average: 0.19, 0.15, 0.12
    [email protected]:~# cat /etc/issue
    Ubuntu 9.04 \n \l

    [email protected]:~# ping # 12 miles away in Milpitas CA
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=15.7 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=14.3 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=15.6 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=16.3 ms

    --- ping statistics ---
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3000ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 14.331/15.527/16.375/0.749 ms
    [email protected]:~# bash --version
    GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi)
    Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    [email protected]:~# uname -a
    Linux lanserv1 #1 Thu Mar 19 14:46:22 IST 2009 armv5tejl GNU/Linux
    [email protected]:~#

    Note the sizes of the SheevaPlugs and GuruPlug which have been running
    here since 2009:

    These consume only 4 to 5 Watts power per a Kill-A-Watt device
    and they have GiGE ports to serve my LAN (DHCP, DNS, and more)
    which is all gigabit:

    Thad Floryan, Oct 3, 2014
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  2. Ger Robertson

    John Hasler Guest

    No it doesn't. It qualifies as a headless server. An embedded system
    is embedded in another machine such as a car or a radio.
    John Hasler, Oct 3, 2014
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  3. Ger Robertson

    Thad Floryan Guest

    OK, I'll accept that, and this confirms it:

    Thanks! Learn something new every day. :)

    Thad Floryan, Oct 4, 2014
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