Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Details of two more remotely exploitable issues in the Bash shell have been released on the Full Disclosure mailing list by security researcher Michal Zalewski.

Back in 2010, when a fork of the suite was announced under the name LibreOffice, there were only modest expectations. On September 28, the project marked its fourth birthday as a thriving, dynamic entity which has grown beyond all expectations.

Linux distributions have reacted promptly to issue fixes for a remotely exploitable bug in the Bash terminal application but Apple is still dragging its feet.

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