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CVE-2018-16874

Published: 14 December 2018

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.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
Packages built using golang need to be rebuilt once the
vulnerability has been fixed. This CVE entry does not
list packages that need rebuilding outside of the main
repository or the Ubuntu variants with PPA overlays.

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

8.1

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
golang
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was needs-triage)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

golang-1.10
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needed

cosmic Ignored
(end of life)
disco Ignored
(end of life)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

trusty Needed

upstream
Released (1.10.6-1)
xenial Needs triage

Patches:
upstream: https://github.com/golang/go/commit/90d609ba6156299642d08afc06d85ab770a03972

golang-1.11
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Not vulnerable
(1.11.5-1ubuntu1)
eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (1.11.3-1)
xenial Does not exist

Patches:

upstream: https://github.com/golang/go/commit/8954addb3294a5e664a9833354bafa58f163fe8f
golang-1.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was needs-triage)
upstream Needs triage

xenial Needs triage

golang-1.7
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

cosmic Ignored
(end of life)
disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

golang-1.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

cosmic Ignored
(end of life)
disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

golang-1.9
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

cosmic Ignored
(end of life)
disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

kinetic Does not exist

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 8.1
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity High
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H