GLSA-201804-12 : Go: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 109056


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201804-12 (Go: Arbitrary code execution)

A vulnerability in Go was discovered which does not validate the import path of remote repositories.
Impact :

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to import from a crafted website, could execute arbitrary commands.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Go users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/go-1.10.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109056

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201804-12.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/04/16

Updated: 2018/06/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

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:gentoo:linux:go, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7187

GLSA: 201804-12