This past Wednesday, September 24th a vulnerability in bash was announced and I wanted to give a quick summary or run-down of the situation and how it may effect some of us. The vulnerability allows code execution in bash simply by setting certain specific environment variables. The vulnerability was originally found by Stephane Schazelas, and later Travis Ormandy disclosed a secondary exploit that manages to circumvent the initial patch. Given the fact this vulnerability revolves around using bash shells it has been given the name "shellshock". It has also been assigned two separate CVE numbers, CVE-2014-6271 for the original vulnerability and CVE-2014-7169 for the secondary variation.