CVE-2020-16845

Public on 2020-09-28
Modified on 2020-10-27
Description
A flaw was found in the Go encoding/binary package. Certain invalid inputs to the ReadUvarint or the ReadVarint causes those functions to read an unlimited number of bytes from the ByteReader argument before returning an error. This flaw possibly leads to processing more input than expected. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.5
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 golang 2020-09-28 20:57 ALAS2-2020-1494
Amazon Linux 1 golang 2020-10-26 18:04 ALAS-2020-1436

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 5.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
NVD CVSSv3 7.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H