Amazon Linux 2 : compat-libtiff3 (ALAS-2023-2157)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 178819


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


The version of compat-libtiff3 installed on the remote host is prior to 3.9.4-12. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2157 advisory.

- Memory leak in memory leak in tiffcrop.c. (CVE-2023-3576) (CVE-2023-3576)

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 compat-libtiff3' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 178819

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2157.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/26/2023

Updated: 10/11/2023

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: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-3576


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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:compat-libtiff3, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:compat-libtiff3-debuginfo, 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: 7/20/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-3576