Amazon Linux AMI : golang (ALAS-2019-1172)

high Nessus Plugin ID 122760
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Go mishandles P-521 and P-384 elliptic curves, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) or possibly conduct ECDH private key recovery attacks. (CVE-2019-6486)

Solution

Run 'yum update golang' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2019-1172.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122760

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1172.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/12/2019

Updated: 2/5/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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:amazon:linux:golang, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-bin, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-misc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-race, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-src, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:golang-tests, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/25/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/24/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6486

ALAS: 2019-1172