ALAS-2018-975


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2018-975
Advisory Release Date: 2018-04-19 22:38 Pacific
Severity: Medium

Issue Overview:

Arbitrary code execution during "go get" via C compiler options:
An arbitrary command execution flaw was found in the way Go's "go get" command handled gcc and clang sensitive options during the build. A remote attacker capable of hosting malicious repositories could potentially use this flaw to cause arbitrary command execution on the client side. (CVE-2018-6574 )

The "go get" implementation in Go 1.9.4, when the -insecure command-line option is used, does not validate the import path (get/vcs.go only checks for "://" anywhere in the string), which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via a crafted web site. (CVE-2018-7187 )


Affected Packages:

golang


Issue Correction:
Run yum update golang to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    golang-bin-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.i686
    golang-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    golang-tests-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.noarch
    golang-docs-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.noarch
    golang-src-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.noarch
    golang-misc-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.noarch

src:
    golang-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    golang-race-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.x86_64
    golang-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.x86_64
    golang-bin-1.9.4-2.44.amzn1.x86_64