Amazon Linux AMI : python-imaging (ALAS-2023-1787)

high Nessus Plugin ID 178514


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


It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2023-1787 advisory.

- Pillow before 3.3.2 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by using the crafted image file approach, related to an Insecure Sign Extension issue affecting the ImagingNew in Storage.c component. (CVE-2016-9190)

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 python-imaging' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 178514

File Name: ala_ALAS-2023-1787.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/20/2023

Updated: 7/20/2023

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

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-2016-9190


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:python-imaging-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-imaging, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-imaging-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-imaging, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-imaging-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: 7/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/4/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9190