[security] Go 1.17.1 and Go 1.16.8 are released

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Than McIntosh

Sep 9, 2021, 3:30:38 PM9/9/21
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Hello gophers,

We have just released Go versions 1.17.1 and 1.16.8 minor point releases.

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

The fix for CVE-2021-33196 can be bypassed by crafted inputs. As a result, the NewReader and OpenReader functions in archive/zip can still cause a panic or an unrecoverable fatal error when reading an archive that claims to contain a large number of files, regardless of its actual size.

This is issue #47801 and CVE-2021-39293.

Thanks to the OSS-Fuzz project for discovering this issue and to Emmanuel Odeke for reporting it.

View the release notes for more information:


You can download binary and source distributions from the Go web site:


To compile from source using a Git clone, update to the release with

"git checkout go1.17.1" and build as usual.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the releases.


Than, Cherry, and Alex for the Go team

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