Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : pillow vulnerabilities (USN-3230-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain compressed
text chunks in PNG images. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause Pillow to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9601)

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

Cris Neckar discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain
malformed images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
Pillow 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 packages.

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: 97723 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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