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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2020-14040: Security patch for golang (ALAS-2020-1436)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2020-14040: Security patch for golang (ALAS-2020-1436)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
06/17/2020
Created
10/29/2020
Added
10/28/2020
Modified
10/28/2020

Description

The x/text package before 0.3.3 for Go has a vulnerability in encoding/unicode that could lead to the UTF-16 decoder entering an infinite loop, causing the program to crash or run out of memory. An attacker could provide a single byte to a UTF16 decoder instantiated with UseBOM or ExpectBOM to trigger an infinite loop if the String function on the Decoder is called, or the Decoder is passed to golang.org/x/text/transform.String.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-golang

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