[security] Go 1.17.2 and Go 1.16.9 are released

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Michael Knyszek

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Oct 7, 2021, 6:46:53 PM (11 days ago) Oct 7
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Hello gophers,

We have just released Go versions 1.17.2 and 1.16.9, minor point releases.

These minor releases include a security fix according to the new security policy (#44918).

When invoking functions from WASM modules, built using GOARCH=wasm GOOS=js, passing very large arguments can cause portions of the module to be overwritten with data from the arguments.

If using wasm_exec.js to execute WASM modules, users will need to replace their copy (as described in https://golang.org/wiki/WebAssembly#getting-started) after rebuilding any modules.

This is issue #48797 and CVE-2021-38297. Thanks to Ben Lubar for reporting this issue.

View the release notes for more information:
    https://golang.org/doc/devel/release.html#go1.17.minor

You can download binary and source distributions from the Go web site:
    https://golang.org/dl/

To compile from source using a Git clone, update to the release with
"git checkout go1.17.2" and build as usual.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the releases.

Cheers,
Michael and Heschi for the Go team
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