[security] Go 1.13.2 and Go 1.12.11 are released

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Katie Hockman

Oct 17, 2019, 2:57:41 PM10/17/19
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Hi gophers,

We have just released Go 1.13.2 and Go 1.12.11 to address a recently reported security issue. We recommend that all affected users update to one of these releases (if you’re not sure which, choose Go 1.13.2).

Invalid DSA public keys can cause a panic in dsa.Verify. In particular, using crypto/x509.Verify on a crafted X.509 certificate chain can lead to a panic, even if the certificates don’t chain to a trusted root. The chain can be delivered via a crypto/tls connection to a client, or to a server that accepts and verifies client certificates. net/http clients can be made to crash by an HTTPS server, while net/http servers that accept client certificates will recover the panic and are unaffected.

Moreover, an application might crash invoking crypto/x509.(*CertificateRequest).CheckSignature on an X.509 certificate request, parsing a golang.org/x/crypto/openpgp Entity, or during a golang.org/x/crypto/otr conversation. Finally, a golang.org/x/crypto/ssh client can panic due to a malformed host key, while a server could panic if either PublicKeyCallback accepts a malformed public key, or if IsUserAuthority accepts a certificate with a malformed public key.

The issue is CVE-2019-17596 and Go issue golang.org/issue/34960.

Thanks to Daniel Mandragona for discovering and reporting this issue. We’d also like to thank regilero for a previous disclosure of CVE-2019-16276.

The Go 1.13.2 release also includes a fix to the compiler that prevents improper access to negative slice indexes in rare cases. Affected code, in which the compiler can prove that the index is zero or negative, would have resulted in a panic in Go 1.12, but could have led to arbitrary memory read and writes in Go 1.13 and Go 1.13.1. This is Go issue golang.org/issue/34802.

Downloads are available at https://golang.org/dl for all supported platforms.

🐕 Katie on behalf of the Go team
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