Amazon Linux 2 : python-pillow (ALAS-2023-2087)

high Nessus Plugin ID 177158


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


The version of python-pillow installed on the remote host is prior to 2.0.0-23.gitd1c6db8. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2087 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in Pillow before 8.1.1. In TiffDecode.c, there is a negative-offset memcpy with an invalid size. (CVE-2021-25290)

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 python-pillow' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 177158

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2087.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2023

Updated: 6/13/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-25290


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-pillow, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-pillow-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-pillow-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-pillow-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-pillow-sane, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-pillow-tk, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/7/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-25290