Checking the bash --version before and after installing the patch, I have found the versioning is different to what I would expect.
user@testing:~> which bash
GNU bash, version 3.1.17(1)-release (x86_64-suse-linux)
Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
user@testing:~> rpm -qa | grep bash
Is this because SuSE have patched the installed version but incremented the RPM versioning?
It seems the patch is good as both tests fail but I am curious to the versioning conflict.