Bash Vulnerability – “Shellshock”

Steve Hardy / September 26th 2014 / Hosting / 0 comments

On September 24, 2014 a Bash Vulnerability referred to as ‘Shellshock’ was announced. This particular vulnerability provided remote attackers the ability to execute code on the server, in certain conditions.  Our engineering team began quickly working on deploying a patch for this as soon as we became aware of the issue.  Currently all of our shared and fully managed cloud/dedicated servers are patched against this.

Servers not directly managed by us under our fully managed service have not been patched by our team, since these servers are maintained by our clients. If you have a cloud dedicated server solution with us that is not fully managed and require assistance patching your server, please raise a support ticket at: and our support team will assist securing this for you.

About the Author - Steve Hardy

Steven leads our line-up of Linux & Windows specialists providing DOWO with its secure hosting platforms and 24/7 support team. Having previously worked in the NHS, managing multi-million pound ICT budgets, he has the skills and knowledge to protect highly sensitive information, control access and utilise that data in the most secure and reliable way. These skills have enabled DOWO Digital to develop first class web solutions and his commercial skills have provided us with a stable financial footing.

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