Amazon Linux 2 : openjpeg (ALAS-2023-1999)

high Nessus Plugin ID 173241


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of openjpeg installed on the remote host is prior to 1.5.1-19. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-1999 advisory.

- A heap-based buffer overflow was found in openjpeg in color.c:379:42 in sycc420_to_rgb when decompressing a crafted .j2k file. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the application compiled against openjpeg. (CVE-2021-3575)

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


Run 'yum update openjpeg' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 173241

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-1999.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/22/2023

Updated: 4/20/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3575


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openjpeg, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openjpeg-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openjpeg-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openjpeg-libs, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3575