Debian DSA-4380-1 : golang-1.8 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 121558


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 two vulnerabilities in 'go get', which could result in the execution of arbitrary shell commands.


Upgrade the golang-1.8 packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.1-1+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121558

File Name: debian_DSA-4380.nasl

Version: 1.3

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-1.8, 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: 2/7/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6574, CVE-2018-7187, CVE-2019-6486

DSA: 4380