Buffer overflow in Go programming language



Published: 2021-10-21
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-38297
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Go programming language
Universal components / Libraries / Scripting languages

Vendor Google

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU57579

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-38297

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error. A remote attacker can trigger memory corruption via large arguments in a function invocation from a WASM module, when GOARCH=wasm GOOS=js is used.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Go programming language: 1.17 - 1.17.1, 1.16 - 1.16.8


CPE2.3 External links

http://groups.google.com/g/golang-announce/c/AEBu9j7yj5A
http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/golang-announce

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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