Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-imaging (MDVSA-2014:082)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73933
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Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated python-imaging packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Jakub Wilk discovered that temporary files were insecurely created (via mktemp()) in the IptcImagePlugin.py, Image.py, JpegImagePlugin.py, and EpsImagePlugin.py files of Python Imaging Library. A local attacker could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to modify an arbitrary file accessible to the user running an application that uses the Python Imaging Library (CVE-2014-1932).

Jakub Wilk discovered that temporary files created in the JpegImagePlugin.py and EpsImagePlugin.py files of the Python Imaging Library were passed to an external process. These could be viewed on the command line, allowing an attacker to obtain the name and possibly perform symbolic link attacks, allowing them to modify an arbitrary file accessible to the user running an application that uses the Python Imaging Library (CVE-2014-1933).

Solution

Update the affected python-imaging and / or python-imaging-devel packages.

See Also

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0158.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73933

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-082.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 5/9/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-imaging, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-imaging-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/8/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 65511, 65513

MDVSA: 2014:082