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Find VMs that need protection from the ShellShock exploit

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The most recent ShellShock exploit caught the attention of just about every administrator and required that all VMs were checked to ensure they were not vulnerable.

For those with small environments, this is a relatively easy task. But for those in IT who have quite a few VMs to examine, detecting which VMs are even vulnerable presented itself as quite a challenge.

Luc Dekens created his Get-VMShellShock function. It's a huge time saver for uncovering this vulnerability. By looping through the VMs and utilizing the Invoke-VMScript cmdlet, this function can tell us which, if any, of our VMs are susceptible and need to be strengthened.

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