USN-3229-1: Python Imaging Library vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3229-1

13th March, 2017

python-imaging vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Python Imaging Library.

Software description

  • python-imaging - Python Imaging Library

Details

It was discovered that the Python Imaging Library incorrectly handled
certain compressed text chunks in PNG images. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause the Python Imaging Library to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-9601)

Cris Neckar discovered that the Python Imaging Library incorrectly handled
certain malformed images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
the Python Imaging Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-9189)

Cris Neckar discovered that the Python Imaging Library incorrectly handled
certain malformed images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
the Python Imaging Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9190)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
python-imaging 1.1.7-4ubuntu0.12.04.3

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-2014-9601, CVE-2016-9189, CVE-2016-9190