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Pegasystems statement concerning the Shellshock Bash vulnerability

Updated on January 9, 2017

Pegasystems does not believe the Shellshock security vulnerability can be exploited on any of the following:

  • Guardrail compliant applications built on PRPC
  • Guardrail compliant Pega frameworks based applications
  • Chordiant Foundation Server (CFS)


Shellshock is known to affect web applications implemented via the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) specification. Neither PRPC nor CFS are based on CGI; instead, they are implemented according to the Java Servlet API and deployed as Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications. PRPC and CFS provide no built-in means for client access to the vulnerability in the underlying layer – the Bash shell.

Suggested approach

Since the vulnerability is in the Bash shell upon which PRPC or CFS may be deployed, it is incumbent upon all customers to ensure that their software infrastructure has been updated with the latest security patches.

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