Debian DLA-1664-1 : golang security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 121626
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability or possibly even the ability to conduct private key recovery attacks within in the elliptic curve cryptography handling in the Go programming language libraries.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in golang version 2:1.3.3-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your golang packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121626

File Name: debian_DLA-1664.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/7/2019

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-darwin-386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-darwin-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-freebsd-386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-freebsd-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-freebsd-arm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-linux-386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-linux-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-linux-arm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-netbsd-386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-netbsd-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-windows-386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-go-windows-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-mode, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:golang-src, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:kate-syntax-go, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vim-syntax-go, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6486