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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4758-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4758-1
Posted Mar 9, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4758-1 - It was discovered that Go applications incorrectly handled uploaded content. If a user were tricked into visiting a malicious page, a remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted file to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

tags | advisory, remote, xss
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-24553
MD5 | 9134ad5350739b814653b794341ec8dc

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4758-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4758-1
March 08, 2021

golang-1.10, golang-1.14 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Go applications could be made to perform XSS attacks.

Software Description:
- golang-1.14: Go programming language compiler
- golang-1.10: Go programming language compiler

Details:

It was discovered that Go applications incorrectly handled uploaded content. If
a user were tricked into visiting a malicious page, a remote attacker could
exploit this with a crafted file to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 20.10:
golang-1.14 1.14.7-2ubuntu1.1
golang-1.14-go 1.14.7-2ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
golang-1.14 1.14.3-2ubuntu2~20.04.2
golang-1.14-go 1.14.3-2ubuntu2~20.04.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
golang-1.10 1.10.4-2ubuntu1~18.04.2
golang-1.10-go 1.10.4-2ubuntu1~18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
golang-1.10 1.10.4-2ubuntu1~16.04.2
golang-1.10-go 1.10.4-2ubuntu1~16.04.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4758-1
CVE-2020-24553

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/golang-1.14/1.14.7-2ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/golang-1.14/1.14.3-2ubuntu2~20.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/golang-1.10/1.10.4-2ubuntu1~18.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/golang-1.10/1.10.4-2ubuntu1~16.04.2
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