Apple has released a software update for the OS X, the operating system that runs on the Mac, to fix a bash vulnerability.
“The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to recently reported bash vulnerabilities,” an Apple spokesperson told iMore. “Bash, a UNIX command shell and language included in OS X, has a weakness that could allow unauthorized users to remotely gain control of vulnerable systems. With OS X, systems are safe by default and not exposed to remote exploits of bash unless users configure advanced UNIX services.”
The exploit reportedly affects most Linux- and Unix-based operating systems, including OS X. For more information, please visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6495.