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Posted on 16 April 2018
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201804-12
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Go: Arbitrary code execution
Date: April 15, 2018
Bugs: #650014
ID: 201804-12

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Synopsis
========
A vulnerability in Go allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary
commands.

Background
==========
Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build
simple, reliable, and efficient software.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/go < 1.10.1 >= 1.10.1

Description
===========
A vulnerability in Go was discovered which does not validate the import
path of remote repositories.

Impact
======
Remote attackers, by enticing a user to import from a crafted website,
could execute arbitrary commands.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Go users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/go-1.10.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-7187
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-7187

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201804-12

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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