CentOS 8 : go-toolset:rhel8 (CESA-2022:1819)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 160902


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2022:1819 advisory.

- golang: Command-line arguments may overwrite global data (CVE-2021-38297)

- golang: archive/zip: malformed archive may cause panic or memory exhaustion (incomplete fix of CVE-2021-33196) (CVE-2021-39293)

- golang: debug/macho: invalid dynamic symbol table command can cause panic (CVE-2021-41771)

- golang: archive/zip: Reader.Open panics on empty string (CVE-2021-41772)

- golang: math/big: uncontrolled memory consumption due to an unhandled overflow via Rat.SetString (CVE-2022-23772)

- golang: cmd/go: misinterpretation of branch names can lead to incorrect access control (CVE-2022-23773)

- golang: crypto/elliptic IsOnCurve returns true for invalid field elements (CVE-2022-23806)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 160902

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2022-1819.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/10/2022

Updated: 10/27/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38297


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:golang-race, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:golang-misc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:golang-src, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:golang-docs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:golang, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:golang-bin, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:golang-tests, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:delve, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:go-toolset

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-38297, CVE-2021-39293, CVE-2021-41771, CVE-2021-41772, CVE-2022-23772, CVE-2022-23773, CVE-2022-23806

IAVB: 2021-B-0069-S, 2022-B-0008-S

RHSA: 2022:1819