CVE-2016-3959

NameCVE-2016-3959
DescriptionThe Verify function in crypto/dsa/dsa.go in Go before 1.5.4 and 1.6.x before 1.6.1 does not properly check parameters passed to the big integer library, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted public key to a program that uses HTTPS client certificates or SSH server libraries.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs820369

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
golang (PTS)jessie2:1.3.3-1vulnerable
jessie (security)2:1.3.3-1+deb8u2vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
golangsource(unstable)2:1.6.1-1820369

Notes

[jessie] - golang <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - golang <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://golang.org/cl/21533

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