Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-pillow (MDVSA-2015:099)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 82352


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


Updated python-imaging packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Jakub Wilk discovered that temporary files were insecurely created (via mktemp()) in the,,, and 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 and 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).

The Python Imaging Library is vulnerable to a denial of service attack in the IcnsImagePlugin (CVE-2014-3589).

Python Image Library (PIL) 1.1.7 and earlier and Pillow 2.3 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters, due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-1932 (CVE-2014-3007).

Pillow before 2.7.0 and 2.6.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a compressed text chunk in a PNG image that has a large size when it is decompressed (CVE-2014-9601).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 82352

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-099.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/30/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-pillow, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-pillow-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-pillow-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-pillow-sane, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-pillow-tk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python3-pillow, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python3-pillow-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python3-pillow-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python3-pillow-sane, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python3-pillow-tk, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/28/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1932, CVE-2014-1933, CVE-2014-3007, CVE-2014-3589, CVE-2014-9601

MDVSA: 2015:099