Debian DLA-41-1 : python-imaging security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82188


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Andrew Drake discovered that missing input sanitising in the icns decoder of the Python Imaging Library could result in denial of service if a malformed image is processed.

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82188

File Name: debian_DLA-41.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-imaging, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-imaging-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-imaging-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-imaging-sane, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-imaging-sane-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-imaging-tk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-imaging-tk-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/24/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3589

BID: 69352