Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : python-imaging vulnerabilities (USN-2168-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73556


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


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).

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.


Update the affected python-imaging package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73556

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2168-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/16

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-imaging, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1932, CVE-2014-1933

BID: 65511, 65513

USN: 2168-1