Amazon Linux AMI : golang (ALAS-2018-975)

high Nessus Plugin ID 108600

Synopsis

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

Description

Arbitrary code execution during 'go get' via C compiler options :

An arbitrary command execution flaw was found in the way Go's 'go get' command handled gcc and clang sensitive options during the build. A remote attacker capable of hosting malicious repositories could potentially use this flaw to cause arbitrary command execution on the client side. (CVE-2018-6574)

The 'go get' implementation in Go 1.9.4, when the -insecure command-line option is used, does not validate the import path (get/vcs.go only checks for '://' anywhere in the string), which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via a crafted website. (CVE-2018-7187)

Solution

Run 'yum update golang' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-975.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108600

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-975.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/27/2018

Updated: 3/4/2019

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

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-race, 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: 4/19/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/7/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6574, CVE-2018-7187

ALAS: 2018-975