No BASH SHELL SHOCK update for Snow Leopard. How safe is SL Mac standalone?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by katewes, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. katewes macrumors 6502

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    So Apple gave Bash-Shell Shock update for Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion -- but nothing for Snow Leopard.

    If I'm running a Snow Leopard Mac online, standalone, not networked - how vulnerable is that sort of Mac with SL un-patched.

    I realise there are articles online showing how I can patch it myself using Terminal commands, but I'm just a bit reluctant to try something that's not proved to work, which might stuff up what is presently a stable, smooth Snow Leopard system.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. jorgechamorro macrumors newbie

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    Here's a downloadable bash Update Installer for Snow Leopard, and the instructions to do it yourself if you wish:

    http://hacksagogo.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/shell-shock-os-x-bash-update-installer-for-snow-leopard/
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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  5. MacForScience macrumors 6502

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    If you are worried about security, then Snow Leopard would not be the OS to choose. 10.9 has made massive strides on security. Like any other out of date OS SL is becoming less and less safe.

    The possible exception to the rule would be a really old OS like OS9 or some such.

    Cheers
     

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