Amazon Linux 2023 : libdwarf, libdwarf-devel, libdwarf-static (ALAS2023-2023-093)

high Nessus Plugin ID 173095


The remote Amazon Linux 2023 host is missing a security update.


It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2023-2023-093 advisory.

- libdwarf 0.4.1 has a double free in _dwarf_exec_frame_instr in dwarf_frame.c. (CVE-2022-39170)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'dnf update libdwarf --releasever=2023.0.20230222 ' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 173095

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2023-093.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/21/2023

Updated: 3/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-39170


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libdwarf-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libdwarf-tools, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2023, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libdwarf-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libdwarf-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libdwarf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libdwarf-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libdwarf

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-39170