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Shellshock Attack Lab


On September 24, 2014, a severe vulnerability in Bash was identified, and it is called Shellshock. This affects many systems. The vulnerability can be easily exploited either remotely or from a local machine. In this lab, students need to work on this attack, so they can understand the Shellshock vulnerability.

Tasks (English) (Spanish)

Time (Suggested)

  • Supervised (closely-guided lab session): 2 hours
  • Unsupervised (take-home project): 1 week

SEED Videos

SEED Books (English) (Chinese)

  • Computer & Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach, 2nd edition (§ 3)
  • Computer Security: A Hands-on Approach, 2nd edition (§ 3)
  • Chinese version, 1st edition (§ 3)

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