[security] Go 1.17.1 and Go 1.16.8 are released

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Than McIntosh

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Sep 9, 2021, 3:30:38 PMSep 9
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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:

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 go1.17.1" and build as usual.


Thanks to everyone who contributed to the releases.


Cheers,

Than, Cherry, and Alex for the Go team


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