Ubuntu: 2168-1: Python Imaging Library vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Python Imaging Library could be made to overwrite or expose files.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2168-1
April 15, 2014

python-imaging vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Python Imaging Library could be made to overwrite or expose files.

Software Description:
- python-imaging: Python Imaging Library

Details:

Jakub Wilk discovered that the Python Imaging Library incorrectly handled
temporary files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
overwrite arbitrary files, or gain access to temporary file contents.
(CVE-2014-1932, CVE-2014-1933)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.10:
  python-imaging                  1.1.7+2.0.0-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  python-imaging                  1.1.7-4ubuntu0.12.10.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  python-imaging                  1.1.7-4ubuntu0.12.04.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  python-imaging                  1.1.7-1ubuntu0.2

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2168-1
  CVE-2014-1932, CVE-2014-1933

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-imaging/1.1.7+2.0.0-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-imaging/1.1.7-4ubuntu0.12.10.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-imaging/1.1.7-4ubuntu0.12.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-imaging/1.1.7-1ubuntu0.2