Snapd and go 1.13 security vulnerabilites

I was inquiring about snapd and the continued usage of golang version 1.13. I remember reading that 1.13 was hanging on due to compatibility with ubuntu 16.04. Is this still the case? There are currently 53 vulnerabilities effecting version 1.13 with severities including critical and high. Is there any roadmap to allow snapd to utilize a higher version of golang.

Hi danjpal,

v1.18 is undergoing testing, it is expected to become available pretty soon. Will see if I can get you decent date estimate.


This is fantastic news. Thank you for the quick reply!

There is a good chance that snapd v2.60 will be build using go v1.18.