How IKEA Patched for Shellshock
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In an entertaining session at the Red Hat Summit Boston last week, Magnus Glantz, Product Responsible for Linux at IKEA, detailed the flavor of common sense it used to patch for the recent Shellshock vulnerability that impacted Linux systems.
Glantz explained that IKEA has more than 3,500 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers deployed in Sweden and around the world. With Shellshock, every single one of those servers needed to be patched and updated to limit the risk of exploitation.
So how did IKEA patch all those servers? Glantz showed a simple one-line Linux command and then jokingly walked away from the podium stating "That's it, thanks for coming," as the audience erupted into boisterous applause.