USN-4697-2: Pillow vulnerabilities

20 January 2021

Pillow could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • pillow - Python Imaging Library

Details

USN-4697-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Pillow. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain PCX image files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted
PCX file, a remote attacker could possibly cause Pillow to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-35653)

It was discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain image files. If
a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted
image file, a remote attacker could possibly cause Pillow to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-10177)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

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