Amazon Linux AMI : golang (ALAS-2017-857)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101551

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Golang: Elliptic curves carry propagation issue in x86-64 P-256. A carry propagation flaw was found in the implementation of the P-256 elliptic curve in golang. An attacker could use this flaw to extract private keys when static ECDH is used. (CVE-2017-8932)

Solution

Run 'yum update golang' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-857.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101551

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-857.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/17

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-bin, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-misc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-src, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-tests, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8932

ALAS: 2017-857