Public on 2023-06-08
Modified on 2023-07-21
On Unix platforms, the Go runtime does not behave differently when a binary is run with the setuid/setgid bits. This can be dangerous in certain cases, such as when dumping memory state, or assuming the status of standard i/o file descriptors. If a setuid/setgid binary is executed with standard I/O file descriptors closed, opening any files can result in unexpected content being read or written with elevated privileges. Similarly, if a setuid/setgid program is terminated, either via panic or signal, it may leak the contents of its registers.
Important severity
CVSS v3 Base Score
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory Status
Amazon Linux 2 - Docker Extra containerd 2023-08-17 ALAS2DOCKER-2023-029 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Aws-nitro-enclaves-cli Extra containerd 2023-08-03 ALAS2NITRO-ENCLAVES-2023-026 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2023 containerd 2023-08-17 ALAS2023-2023-312 Fixed
Amazon Linux 1 golang 2023-09-27 ALAS-2023-1848 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Core golang 2023-07-20 ALAS2-2023-2163 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2 - Golang1.19 Extra golang 2023-08-07 ALAS2GOLANG1.19-2023-001 Fixed
Amazon Linux 2023 golang 2023-07-19 ALAS2023-2023-269 Fixed

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 8.2 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:N