RHEL 8 : python-pillow (RHSA-2024:3005)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197743


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update for python-pillow.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2024:3005 advisory.

The python-pillow packages contain a Python image processing library that provides extensive file format support, an efficient internal representation, and powerful image-processing capabilities.

Security Fix(es):

* python-pillow: uncontrolled resource consumption when textlength in an ImageDraw instance operates on a long text argument (CVE-2023-44271)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux security advisory.

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


Update the RHEL python-pillow package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:3005.

See Also






Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197743

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-3005.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-44271


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:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-pillow-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-pillow-tk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-pillow, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-pillow, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-pillow-doc

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-44271

CWE: 400

RHSA: 2024:3005