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USN-3229-1: Python Imaging Library vulnerabilities

13 March 2017

Several security issues were fixed in the Python Imaging Library.

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It was discovered that the Python Imaging Library incorrectly handled
certain compressed text chunks in PNG images. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause the Python Imaging Library to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-9601)

Cris Neckar discovered that the Python Imaging Library incorrectly handled
certain malformed images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
the Python Imaging Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-9189)

Cris Neckar discovered that the Python Imaging Library incorrectly handled
certain malformed images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
the Python Imaging Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9190)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3090-1: python3-imaging-tk, python-imaging, python3-sane, python-pil.imagetk, python-imaging-doc, python-imaging-compat, pillow, python-imaging-sane, python3-pil, python-imaging-tk, python-pil-doc, python3-imaging-sane, python-sane, python-pil, python3-pil.imagetk, python3-imaging
  • USN-3230-1: python3-imaging-tk, python-imaging, python3-sane, python-pil.imagetk, python-imaging-doc, python-imaging-compat, pillow, python-imaging-sane, python3-pil, python-imaging-tk, python-pil-doc, python3-imaging-sane, python-sane, python-pil, python3-pil.imagetk, python3-imaging
  • USN-3090-2: python3-imaging-tk, python-imaging, python3-sane, python-pil.imagetk, python-imaging-doc, python-imaging-compat, pillow, python-imaging-sane, python3-pil, python-imaging-tk, python-pil-doc, python3-imaging-sane, python-sane, python-pil, python3-pil.imagetk, python3-imaging