Patching Bash “shellshock” on Apple Mac OS X 10.9.5

Given the recent bash vulnerability disclosure<span style=“font-size: xx-small;“>[1] most linux distributions have released patches. Unfortunately Apple still expected users to compile their patches into bash. If you were using Homebrew or Macport you were in better standing and simply had to create symlinks to the patched executables. I’ve documented the steps I had to take on my Mac desktop. Compile mkdir bash cd bash/ wget http://opensource.apple.com/tarballs/bash/bash-92.tar.gz tar zxvf bash-92.

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Change Apple Mac OS X Software Update Service (SUS) address

Apple IU Software Update service allows uses to keep their Mac OS X machines updated with the latest software updates and security patched. In some controlled environments, the update servers are specified in the user profile. Sometimes there may be delays in the server updates, or problems with the local update server and users may desire to connect to Apple’s services directly. Here’s are some instructions that users may find useful.

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