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cmd/go: downloads follow plain-HTTP redirects even when the -insecure flag is not set [1.12 backport] #31887

bcmills opened this issue May 7, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented May 7, 2019

Per #29618 (comment):

I've been thinking about this some more. I don't think we'll have adequate soak time on the change until after Go 1.13 is released: I suspect that the problems will be in the long tail of packages, and users on the long tail by and large are not testing against HEAD on a nightly basis.

While this is a security issue, I don't think it's major enough to risk breaking long-tail packages at a point release.

I'm going to tentatively schedule the 1.12 backport for a couple of weeks after the 1.13 release, when we'll have a clearer view of just how broken the long tail is.

@bcmills bcmills added this to the Go1.12.6 milestone May 7, 2019

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