According to a recent report, a new bug has been discovered which has since been referred to as the Bash bug. Some believe that it could be just as, if not more disastrous than the Heartbleed bug that made the headlines earlier this year. The Bash bug not only affect Linux computers, but it also seems that it affected Apple’s OS X computers as well.
However thankfully it seems that if you’re an OS X user, you can rest assured as an Apple spokesperson has told the folks over at iMore that the majority of OS X users are safe from the exploits. “With OS X, systems are safe by default and not exposed to remote exploits of bash unless users configure advanced UNIX services.”
At the same time it looks like Apple will not be sitting on their hands as they have also announced that they are working on a software update for their more advanced UNIX users to help safeguard them as well. “We are working to quickly provide a software update for our advanced UNIX users.”
No word on when the update will be released, but hopefully it will be soon. For those who might be one of the advanced UNIX users Apple is referring to, you should probably go ahead and disable the services that could leave you vulnerable to an attack and wait for Apple to deliver the update.