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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-16874: Security patch for golang (ALAS-2018-1130)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-16874: Security patch for golang (ALAS-2018-1130)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/14/2018
Created
03/05/2020
Added
03/02/2020
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

In Go before 1.10.6 and 1.11.x before 1.11.3, 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). Specifically, it is only vulnerable in GOPATH mode, but not in module mode (the distinction is documented at https://golang.org/cmd/go/#hdr-Module_aware_go_get). The attacker can cause an arbitrary filesystem write, which can lead to code execution.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-golang

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