BaSH security vulnerability

Alarming news going out on the web over the past 24 hrs about a web server vulnerability via the bash shell. (This will make sense to Linux geeks – to the rest of us, it just sounds worrying).

Good news for the OpenLabyrinth servers that we run (our demo, production servers) is that we have patched the operating system to close this security hole. We encourage other server admins who look after OpenLabyrinth servers to do the same – the patch is quite easy to install.

Just as a heads-up, some of our OpenLabyrinth servers will go down briefly over the next 24 hrs, when they are rebooted for optimum security. Let us know if you run into problems via info AT openlabyrinth DOT ca