October 7, 2014

Perle Products Not Vulnerable to Shellshock

NASHVILLE, TN—October 7th, 2014 —Perle Systems, a global manufacturer of secure device networking hardware, has confirmed its products are not affected by the GNU Bash vulnerability, referred to as Shellshock or the "Bash Bug".

Shellshock attacked many computers and operating systems using the Bash (Bourne Again Shell) command-line interpreter, also known as a shell. The bug allows the attacker to execute commands as a legitimate user. As a result, the attacker is given the ability to do nearly anything that a user can do.

Vulnerable systems for Shellshock are Internet servers and operating systems using Bash; including Linux, many flavors of Unix, BSD, and Apple’s OSX (since 10.3). Bash can also be found on Windows and Android however, it is not installed by default on these operating systems.

Perle has confirmed that none of its shipping products and firmware incorporate the affected Bash modules.

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“Perle monitors the latest security standards to offer the most reliable and secure hardware in the industry,” said John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle. “Our Information Security Department has conducted all of the necessary investigations and confirms that the affected Bash modules were not implemented into any current Perle product.”

About Perle Systems www.perle.com

Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Industrial Ethernet Switches, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.