Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2460-1 golang-1.8 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-15586, CVE-2020-16845, CVE-2020-28367.
More information:

Three issues have been found in golang-1.8, a Go programming language compiler version 1.8

  • CVE-2020-15586

    Using the 100-continue in HTTP headers received by a net/http/Server can lead to a data race involving the connection's buffered writer.

  • CVE-2020-16845

    Certain invalid inputs to ReadUvarint or ReadVarint could cause those functions to read an unlimited number of bytes from the ByteReader argument before returning an error.

  • CVE-2020-28367

    When using cgo, arbitrary code might be executed at build time.

    For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.1-1+deb9u2.

    We recommend that you upgrade your golang-1.8 packages.

    For the detailed security status of golang-1.8 please refer to its security tracker page at:

    Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: