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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-1933

Original release date: 04/17/2014
Last revised: 05/23/2014


The (1) JpegImagePlugin.py and (2) EpsImagePlugin.py scripts in Python Image Library (PIL) 1.1.7 and earlier and Pillow before 2.3.1 uses the names of temporary files on the command line, which makes it easier for local users to conduct symlink attacks by listing the processes.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140210 CVE requests: Pacemaker, Python Imaging Library, eyeD3, 9base, rc, Gamera, RPLY - insecure use of /tmp
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/python-imaging/Pillow/commit/4e9f367dfd3f04c8f5d23f7f759ec12782e10ee7
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2168-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140210 Re: CVE requests: Pacemaker, Python Imaging Library, eyeD3, 9base, rc, Gamera, RPLY - insecure use of /tmp
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2014:0591

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:python:pillow:2.3.0 and previous versions
cpe:/a:pythonware:python_imaging_library:1.1.7 and previous versions

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)