Scientific Linux Security Update : golang on

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102643


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


The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
golang (1.8.3).

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. (CVE-2017-8932)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102643

File Name: sl_20170801_golang_on.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8932