Amazon Linux 2023 : python3-pillow, python3-pillow-devel, python3-pillow-tk (ALAS2023-2023-057)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 173181


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


It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2023-2023-057 advisory.

- path_getbbox in path.c in Pillow before 9.0.0 has a buffer over-read during initialization of ImagePath.Path. (CVE-2022-22816)

- PIL.ImageMath.eval in Pillow before 9.0.0 allows evaluation of arbitrary expressions, such as ones that use the Python exec method. A lambda expression could also be used, (CVE-2022-22817)

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


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 173181

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2023-057.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/21/2023

Updated: 3/21/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22817


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/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:python-pillow-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-pillow-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-pillow, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-pillow-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-pillow-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-pillow-tk, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-pillow-tk-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2023

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: 1/10/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22816, CVE-2022-22817