USN-3080-1: Python Imaging Library vulnerabilities

USN-3080-1: Python Imaging Library vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3080-1

15th September, 2016

python-imaging vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Python Imaging Libary could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
input or opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • python-imaging
    – Python Imaging Library

Details

Eric Soroos discovered that the Python Imaging Library incorrectly handled certain malformed FLI or PhotoCD files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Python Imaging Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-0775, CVE-2016-2533)

Andrew Drake discovered that the Python Imaging Libray incorrectly validated input. A remote attacker could use this to cause Python Imaging Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3589)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package version:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
python-imaging

1.1.7-4ubuntu0.12.04.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2014-3589,

CVE-2016-0775,

CVE-2016-2533

Source: USN-3080-1: Python Imaging Library vulnerabilities

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