Photon OS 3.0: Go PHSA-2021-3.0-0294

high Nessus Plugin ID 153045
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Synopsis

The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

An update of the go package has been released.

- Go before 1.15.13 and 1.16.x before 1.16.5 has functions for DNS lookups that do not validate replies from DNS servers, and thus a return value may contain an unsafe injection (e.g., XSS) that does not conform to the RFC1035 format. (CVE-2021-33195)

- In archive/zip in Go before 1.15.13 and 1.16.x before 1.16.5, a crafted file count (in an archive's header) can cause a NewReader or OpenReader panic. (CVE-2021-33196)

- In Go before 1.15.13 and 1.16.x before 1.16.5, some configurations of ReverseProxy (from net/http/httputil) result in a situation where an attacker is able to drop arbitrary headers.
(CVE-2021-33197)

- In Go before 1.15.13 and 1.16.x before 1.16.5, there can be a panic for a large exponent to the math/big.Rat SetString or UnmarshalText method. (CVE-2021-33198)

- The crypto/tls package of Go through 1.16.5 does not properly assert that the type of public key in an X.509 certificate matches the expected type when doing a RSA based key exchange, allowing a malicious TLS server to cause a TLS client to panic. (CVE-2021-34558)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected Linux packages.

See Also

https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki/Security-Updates-3.0-294.md

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 153045

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2021-3_0-0294_go.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 9/7/2021

Updated: 9/20/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-33195

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:vmware:photonos:go, cpe:/o:vmware:photonos:3.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/2/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29923, CVE-2021-33195, CVE-2021-33196, CVE-2021-33197, CVE-2021-33198, CVE-2021-34558, CVE-2021-36221

IAVB: 2021-B-0047