Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1294-1 golang -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Feb 2018
Affected Packages:
golang
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-7187.
More information:

It was discovered that there was an arbitrary command execution vulnerability in the Go programming language.

The go get implementation did not correctly validate import path statements for "://" which allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via a crafted web site.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in golang version 2:1.0.2-1.1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your golang packages. The Debian LTS team would like to thank Abhijith PA for preparing this update.