“Shellshock” Security Vulnerability

Security Announcement ― GNU Bash “Shellshock” Security Vulnerability

Japan, November 13, 2014 (Updated on December 5, 2014) – As a critical security vulnerability has been reported in the GNU Bash “Shellshock”, which is a common command line used in many Linux/UNIX operating systems, KYOCERA Document Solutions has investigated on whether or not its products, software and services are affected. The results are as follows.


KYOCERA products use a special embedded version of the Linux Operating System. There is no access to the Bash prompt from the network, operation panel, USB, or any other interface. Therefore, KYOCERA printers and MFPs are not susceptible to the “Shellshock” vulnerability.

Connectivity Options

“Bash” environment is not implemented in following KYOCERA optional products. Therefore, they are unaffected.
  • FAX System (*)
  • IB-23/IB-50/IB-51 / IB-110

Software, Utilities

“Bash” environment is not implemented in any KYOCERA software/utilities. Therefore, they are unaffected.

EFI™ Fiery Printing System(s)

The Fiery Printing System, optional on select KYOCERA color MFPs, uses an embedded Linux Operating System. EFI, the manufacturer of Fiery Printing Systems, has identified a vulnerability that they regard as a low security risk. EFI has created a patch to address the Shellshock vulnerability (Patch FIT 100698425.ps) that was made available on December 1, 2014. More information, as well as the patch itself, for all Linux based Fiery printer servers is available through EFIs System Update and Web Update. It is strongly recommended by EFI that this patch be immediately implemented to all potentially affected Fiery Printing Systems. For more information, please contact local authorized dealer/reseller.