Debian DLA-422-1 : python-imaging security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 88864


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Two buffer overflows were discovered in python-imaging, a Python library for loading and manipulating image files, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

CVE-2016-0775 Buffer overflow in FliDecode.c

The second buffer overflow was in PcdDecode.c. A CVE identifier has not been assigned yet.

For Debian 6 'Squeeze', these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.7-2+deb6u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-imaging packages.

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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88864

File Name: debian_DLA-422.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/22/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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: 2/21/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0775