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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: golang security, bug fix, and enhancement update
2 August 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2017-8932
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running golang check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: golang security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:1859-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1859
Issue date: 2017-08-01
CVE Names: CVE-2017-8932
An update for golang is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - aarch64, noarch, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
The golang packages provide the Go programming language compiler.
The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
golang (1.8.3). (BZ#1414500)
* A carry propagation flaw was found in the implementation of the P-256
elliptic curve in golang. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to
extract private keys when static ECDH was used. (CVE-2017-8932)
For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1381593 - runtime: backport 'fix nanotime for macOS Sierra, again' to go 1.6.x
1405587 - build golang for ppc64le and s390x
1444122 - codegen bug for uint64 type on s390x
1452241 - All golang versions prior to 1.9 do not support OIDs that require more than 28 bits
1452616 - golang 1.8 performance regression in net/http affecting kubernetes scale
1455189 - CVE-2017-8932 golang: Elliptic curves carry propagation issue in x86-64 P-256
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7):
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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