Debian DSA-4379-1 : golang-1.7 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 121557


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


A vulnerability was discovered in the implementation of the P-521 and P-384 elliptic curves, which could result in denial of service and in some cases key recovery.

In addition this update fixes a vulnerability in 'go get', which could result in the execution of arbitrary shell commands.


Upgrade the golang-1.7 packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.4-2+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121557

File Name: debian_DSA-4379.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/4/2019

Updated: 2/20/2020

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-1.7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/1/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7187, CVE-2019-6486

DSA: 4379