GLSA-201812-09 : Go: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 119852


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201812-09 (Go: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Go. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could cause arbitrary code execution by passing specially crafted Go packages the ‘go get -u’ command.
The remote attacker could also craft pathological inputs causing a CPU based Denial of Service condition via the crypto/x509 package.
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-1.10.7'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119852

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201812-09.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 12/24/2018

Updated: 3/25/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-16874


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/21/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/14/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16873, CVE-2018-16874, CVE-2018-16875

GLSA: 201812-09