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USN-2168-1: Python Imaging Library vulnerabilities

15 April 2014

Python Imaging Library could be made to overwrite or expose files.

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Details

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)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.