Vulnerability identifier: #VU12162
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: Yes
Vendor: Google, Inc.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the target system.
The weakness exists due to "go get" remote command execution during source code build, by leveraging the gcc or clang plugin feature, because -fplugin= and -plugin= arguments were not blocked. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary commands.
Update to versions 1.8.7, 1.9.4 or 1.10rc2.
Vulnerable software versions
Go programming language: 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, 1.8.5, 1.8.6, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3, 1.10 rc1
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.