Amazon Linux 2 : (ALAS-2023-1929)

high Nessus Plugin ID 171047


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


It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-1929 advisory.

- Heap-based buffer overflow in the pstoedit_suffix_table_init function in output-pstoedit.c in AutoTrace 0.31.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a crafted bmp image file. (CVE-2016-7392)

- A biWidth*biBitCnt integer overflow in input-bmp.c in autotrace 0.31.1 allows attackers to provide an unexpected input value to malloc via a malformed bitmap image. (CVE-2019-19004)

- A bitmap double free in main.c in autotrace 0.31.1 allows attackers to cause an unspecified impact via a malformed bitmap image. This may occur after the use-after-free in CVE-2017-9182. (CVE-2019-19005)

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


pkg_manager = 'yum'Run ' update autotrace' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 171047

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-1929.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/6/2023

Updated: 2/6/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-19005


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:autotrace, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:autotrace-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:autotrace-devel, 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: 1/31/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/10/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7392, CVE-2019-19004, CVE-2019-19005