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A golang security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 8 Extended LTS to address several vulnerabilities.

ELA-379-1 golang security update

Package golang
Version 2:1.3.3-1+deb8u3
Related CVEs CVE-2015-5739 CVE-2016-3959 CVE-2017-15041 CVE-2017-1000098 CVE-2018-7187 CVE-2018-16873 CVE-2018-16874 CVE-2019-16276 CVE-2019-17596 CVE-2020-16845 CVE-2021-3114

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the Go programming language. An attacker could trigger a denial-of-service (DoS), bypasss access control, and execute arbitrary code on the developer’s computer.


The Verify function in crypto/dsa/dsa.go does not properly check parameters passed to the big integer library, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted public key to a program that uses HTTPS client certificates or SSH server libraries.


Go allows “go get” remote command execution. Using custom domains, it is possible to arrange things so that points to a Subversion repository but points to a Git repository. If the Subversion repository includes a Git checkout in its pkg2 directory and some other work is done to ensure the proper ordering of operations, “go get” can be tricked into reusing this Git checkout for the fetch of code from pkg2. If the Subversion repository’s Git checkout has malicious commands in .git/hooks/, they will execute on the system running “go get.”


The net/http package’s Request.ParseMultipartForm method starts writing to temporary files once the request body size surpasses the given “maxMemory” limit. It was possible for an attacker to generate a multipart request crafted such that the server ran out of file descriptors.


The “go get” implementation in Go 1.9.4, when the -insecure command-line option is used, does not validate the import path (get/vcs.go only checks for “://” anywhere in the string), which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via a crafted web site.


The “go get” command is vulnerable to remote code execution when executed with the -u flag and the import path of a malicious Go package, as it may treat the parent directory as a Git repository root, containing malicious configuration.


The “go get” command is vulnerable to directory traversal when executed with the import path of a malicious Go package which contains curly braces (both ‘{’ and ‘}’ characters). The attacker can cause an arbitrary filesystem write, which can lead to code execution.


The net/http library in net/textproto/reader.go does not properly parse HTTP header keys, which allows remote attackers to conduct HTTP request smuggling attacks via a space instead of a hyphen, as demonstrated by “Content Length” instead of “Content-Length.”


Go allows HTTP Request Smuggling.


Go can panic upon an attempt to process network traffic containing an invalid DSA public key. There are several attack scenarios, such as traffic from a client to a server that verifies client certificates.


Go can have an infinite read loop in ReadUvarint and ReadVarint in encoding/binary via invalid inputs.


crypto/elliptic/p224.go can generate incorrect outputs, related to an underflow of the lowest limb during the final complete reduction in the P-224 field.

For Debian 8 jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.3.3-1+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your golang packages.

Further information about Extended LTS security advisories can be found at:

  ELA-379-1 golang security update