Debian DLA-2421-1 : cimg security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 142159


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several issues have been found in cimg, a powerful image processing library.

CVE-2019-1010174 is related to a missing string sanitization on URLs, which might result in a command injection when loading a special crafted image.

The other CVEs are about heap-based buffer over-reads or double frees when loading a crafted image.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.9+dfsg-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cimg packages.

For the detailed security status of cimg please refer to its security tracker page at:

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected cimg-dev, cimg-doc, and cimg-examples packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 142159

File Name: debian_DLA-2421.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/2/2020

Updated: 2/13/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1010174


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cimg-examples, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cimg-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cimg-doc

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/30/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7588, CVE-2018-7589, CVE-2018-7637, CVE-2018-7638, CVE-2018-7639, CVE-2018-7640, CVE-2018-7641, CVE-2019-1010174