I was out to patch some squeeze servers for the shellshock bug.

A few googles later I found that I could updated my apt sources list. This did however not work for some reason.

I tried to search for the package at packages.debian.org without luck. It took me a good while to find this post, which was the solution to my problems.

My question is, how can I find these packages directly, without finding a blog post about them? Am I just looking at the wrong place at packages.debian.org? I tried listing all squeeze and squeeze-updates packages, and I only found non-patched bash packages.


This should take care of fixing the bash package

apt-get clean
apt-get update
apt-get install bash

To find out if it's not patched, run this command and see if you get output SHELLSHOCK ENABLED

env x='() { :;}; echo SHELLSHOCK ENABLED' bash -c "echo Hello Big Boy"

You did not mention which version of Debian you are using, here's an example link. You need to download the right bash deb package and install it


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    Did you read my question? I don't think you really answered it, but the apt-get clean might explain why it did not help to update my sources. – Marcus Johansson Sep 26 '14 at 8:07
  • Updated the answer. Sorry, I overlooked – GMaster Sep 26 '14 at 8:12
  • OK, so I guess I would just have to bookmark ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main then? :) – Marcus Johansson Sep 26 '14 at 8:21
  • Yeah. They have mirrors in other countries, so maybe you can remove us and try the 2 letter domain name of a country close to you: ftp.se.debian.org/debian/pool/main – GMaster Sep 26 '14 at 8:25

First of all: Debian squeeze isn't exactly out of support, as the LTS project tries to bring long term support to Debian: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Using

Searching for packages

  • either on packages.debian.org or
  • by using aptitude search pkg-name or
  • by using apt-cache search pkg-name

Searching for files

  • either on packages.debian.org or
  • by using apt-file search pkg-name

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