RHEL 9 : go-toolset and golang (RHSA-2023:3318)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 176357


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for go-toolset / golang.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2023:3318 advisory.

- golang: crypto/internal/nistec: specific unreduced P-256 scalars produce incorrect results (CVE-2023-24532)

- golang: net/http, net/textproto: denial of service from excessive memory allocation (CVE-2023-24534)

- golang: net/http, net/textproto, mime/multipart: denial of service from excessive resource consumption (CVE-2023-24536)

- golang: go/parser: Infinite loop in parsing (CVE-2023-24537)

- golang: html/template: backticks not treated as string delimiters (CVE-2023-24538)

- golang: html/template: improper sanitization of CSS values (CVE-2023-24539)

- golang: html/template: improper handling of JavaScript whitespace (CVE-2023-24540)

- golang: html/template: improper handling of empty HTML attributes (CVE-2023-29400)

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


Update the RHEL go-toolset / golang packages based on the guidance in RHSA-2023:3318.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 176357

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-3318.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/25/2023

Updated: 4/28/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-24540


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:9, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-bin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-misc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-race, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-src, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:golang-tests

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/25/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/4/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-24532, CVE-2023-24534, CVE-2023-24536, CVE-2023-24537, CVE-2023-24538, CVE-2023-24539, CVE-2023-24540, CVE-2023-29400

CWE: 176, 400, 682, 835, 94

IAVB: 2023-B-0029-S

RHSA: 2023:3318