Public Date:
1324343: CVE-2016-3959 golang: infinite loop in several big integer routines
A denial of service vulnerability was found in Go's verification of DSA public keys. An attacker could provide a crafted key to HTTPS client or SSH server libraries which would cause the application to enter an infinite loop.

Find out more about CVE-2016-3959 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (golang) RHSA-2016:1538 2016-08-02

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3 golang Will not fix
Last Modified