Go 1.17.7 and Go 1.16.14 versions released

Golang team at Google released Go 1.17.7 and Go 1.16.14 versions.

As part of this minor release, Golang team addressed three security issues.

  1. CVE-2022-23806-crypto/elliptic: fix IsOnCurve for big.Int values that are not valid coordinates
  2. CVE-2022-23772-math/big: prevent large memory consumption in Rat.SetString
  3. CVE-2022-23773-cmd/go: prevent branches from materializing into versions

CVE-2022-23806 - crypto/elliptic: fix IsOnCurve for big.Int values

This fix addressed a security issue CVE-2022-23806, #50974 reported by Guido Vranken.

The following commit fixes this issue.

https://github.com/golang/go/commit/e16331902340c02bdf1831b5508df2307b871ef6

CVE-2022-23772 - math/big: prevent large memory consumption in Rat.SetString

This fix addressed a security issue CVE-2022-23772, #50699 reported by Emmanuel Odeke while working on OSS-Fuzz project.

Emmanuel Odeke previously reported a security issue CVE-2021-39293, which is fixed as part of Go 1.17.1 and Go 1.16.8 versions release.

The following commit fixes this issue.

https://github.com/golang/go/commit/539d430efb5043cc6a2d4d4fcd2866b11717039a

CVE-2022-23773 - cmd/go: prevent branches from materializing into versions

This fix addressed a security issue CVE-2022-23773, #35671.

The following commit fixes this issue.

https://github.com/golang/go/commit/fbcc30a2c9d076b27b4b411e2cec91ec13528081

Update to Go 1.17.14 version

Use the below download link to update to Go 1.17.14 version

https://golang.org/dl/#go1.17.14

or through command prompt

>go get golang.org/dl/go1.17.14
>go1.17.14 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\go1.17.14\go1.17.14.windows-amd64.zip ...
Success. You may now run 'go1.17.14'

Now to check the version use the below command

>go1.17.14 version
go version go1.17.14 windows/amd64

Update to Go 1.16.14 version

Use the below download link to update to Go 1.16.14 version

https://golang.org/dl/#go1.16.14

or through command prompt

>go get golang.org/dl/go1.16.14
>go1.16.14 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\go1.16.14\go1.16.14.windows-amd64.zip ...
Success. You may now run 'go1.16.14'

Now to check the version use the below command

>go1.16.14 version
go version go1.16.14 windows/amd64

The official announcement

https://groups.google.com/g/golang-dev/c/89UpoWO48zM/m/rK8jq_BGEQAJ

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