Oracle Linux 7 : golang (ELSA-2017-1859)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102339
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1859 :
An update for golang is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The golang packages provide the Go programming language compiler.
The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
golang (1.8.3). (BZ#1414500)
Security Fix(es) :
* A carry propagation flaw was found in the implementation of the P-256 elliptic curve in golang. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to extract private keys when static ECDH was used.
Additional Changes :
For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
SolutionUpdate the affected golang packages.