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USN-3230-1: Pillow vulnerabilities

13 March 2017

Several security issues were fixed in Pillow.

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Releases

Packages

  • pillow - Python Imaging Library

Details

It was discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain compressed text
chunks in PNG images. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause Pillow to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9601)

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

Cris Neckar discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain malformed
images. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Pillow 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 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3090-1: python-pil, python3-imaging, python3-imaging-sane, pillow, python3-sane, python-imaging-compat, python3-imaging-tk, python-imaging, python3-pil, python-pil-doc, python-pil.imagetk, python-imaging-sane, python3-pil.imagetk, python-imaging-doc, python-sane, python-imaging-tk
  • USN-3229-1: python-imaging
  • USN-3090-2: python-pil, python3-imaging, python3-imaging-sane, pillow, python3-sane, python-imaging-compat, python3-imaging-tk, python-imaging, python3-pil, python-pil-doc, python-pil.imagetk, python-imaging-sane, python3-pil.imagetk, python-imaging-doc, python-sane, python-imaging-tk