Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : python-imaging vulnerabilities (USN-3229-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected python-imaging package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97722 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9601
CVE-2016-9189
CVE-2016-9190

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