CentOS 8 : libXpm (CESA-2024:2974)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197679


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2024:2974 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)

- A vulnerability was found in libXpm where a vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition, a local user can trigger an out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system. (CVE-2023-43789)

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


Update the affected libXpm and / or libXpm-devel packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197679

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2024-2974.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment 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-2023-43789


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: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libxpm, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libxpm-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-43788, CVE-2023-43789

RHSA: 2024:2974