This is related to How do I recompile Bash to avoid the remote exploit CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169?, Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug? and Are Bash, Bourne, and Korn shells compiled into one binary in OSX?.
Apple has not released a patch for 10.8.5, and there's no telling if/when they will patch the defective software.
I don't want to download and compile a version of Bash because version headaches. For example, I might place a new copy in
/usr/local/bin, but other software may be hardwired for Bash in
/usr. Or I might replace
/bin/bash and some unintended consequence might arise, like Apple refusing to update my version of Bash.
How does one mitigate the vulnerable without compiling and patching?