Go 1.17.1 and Go 1.16.8 versions released

Golang team at Google released Go 1.17.1 and Go 1.16.8 versions.

As part of this releases, Go Language team addressed a security issue CVE-2021-39293, #47801 reported by Emmanuel Odeke while working on OSS-Fuzz project.

An oversight in the fix for CVE-2021-33196 still allows for an out of memory panic when the indicated directory size in the archive header is so large that subtracting it from the archive size overflows a uint64, effectively bypassing the check that the number of files in the archive is reasonable

The following commit fixes this issue.
https://github.com/golang/go/commit/1dd24caf08985066b309af6bc461780c73e05c35

Golang CVE-2021-39293

Update to Go 1.17.1 version

Use the below download link to update to Go 1.17.1 version

https://golang.org/dl/#go1.17.1

or through command prompt

>go get golang.org/dl/go1.17.1
>go1.17.1 download
Downloaded   0.0% (     3275 / 150380150 bytes) ...
Downloaded   0.0% (    32768 / 150380150 bytes) ...
Downloaded   1.6% (  2342896 / 150380150 bytes) ...
Downloaded 100.0% (150380150 / 150380150 bytes)
Unpacking C:\Users\arunkumarg\sdk\go1.17.1\go1.17.1.windows-amd64.zip ...
Success. You may now run 'go1.17.1'

Now to check the version use the below command

>go1.17.1 version
go version go1.17.1 windows/amd64

Go 1.17.1

Update to Go 1.16.8 version

Use the below download link to update to Go 1.16.8 version

https://golang.org/dl/#go1.16.8

or through command prompt

>go get golang.org/dl/go1.16.8
>go1.16.8 download
Downloaded   0.0% (     3275 / 150380150 bytes) ...
Downloaded   0.0% (    32768 / 150380150 bytes) ...
Downloaded   1.6% (  2342896 / 150380150 bytes) ...
Downloaded 100.0% (150380150 / 150380150 bytes)
Unpacking C:\Users\arunkumarg\sdk\go1.16.8\go1.16.8.windows-amd64.zip ...
Success. You may now run 'go1.16.8'

Now to check the version use the below command

>go1.16.8 version
go version go1.16.8 windows/amd64

The official announcement

https://groups.google.com/g/golang-announce/c/dx9d7IOseHw?pli=1

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