Amazon Linux AMI : libXpm (ALAS-2023-1894)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186594


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


The version of libXpm installed on the remote host is prior to 3.5.10-2.13. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2023-1894 advisory.

- A vulnerability was found in libXpm due to a boundary condition within the XpmCreateXpmImageFromBuffer() function. This flaw allows a local attacker to trigger an out-of-bounds read error and read the contents of memory on the system. (CVE-2023-43788)

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 libXpm' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186594

File Name: ala_ALAS-2023-1894.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/5/2023

Updated: 12/5/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-43788


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxpm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxpm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxpm-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-43788