Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : python-imaging vulnerabilities (USN-2168-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73556
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJakub 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-imaging package.