Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2891-1 golang-1.8 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Jan 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 989492, Bug 991961.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-33196, CVE-2021-36221, CVE-2021-39293, CVE-2021-41771, CVE-2021-44716, CVE-2021-44717.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the Go programming language. An attacker could trigger a denial-of-service (DoS) and information leak.

  • CVE-2021-33196

    In archive/zip, a crafted file count (in an archive's header) can cause a NewReader or OpenReader panic.

  • CVE-2021-36221

    Go has a race condition that can lead to a net/http/httputil ReverseProxy panic upon an ErrAbortHandler abort.

  • CVE-2021-39293

    Follow-up fix to CVE-2021-33196

  • CVE-2021-41771

    ImportedSymbols in debug/macho (for Open or OpenFat) accesses a Memory Location After the End of a Buffer, aka an out-of-bounds slice situation.

  • CVE-2021-44716

    net/http allows uncontrolled memory consumption in the header canonicalization cache via HTTP/2 requests.

  • CVE-2021-44717

    Go on UNIX allows write operations to an unintended file or unintended network connection as a consequence of erroneous closing of file descriptor 0 after file-descriptor exhaustion.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.1-1+deb9u4.

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:

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