Oracle Linux 7 : golang (ELSA-2017-1859)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102339


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From 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.


Update the affected golang packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102339

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-1859.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/10

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


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:oracle:linux:golang, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:golang-bin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:golang-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:golang-misc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:golang-src, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:golang-tests, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8932

OSVDB: 158065

RHSA: 2017:1859