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):
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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[oss-security] 20140210 CVE requests: Pacemaker, Python Imaging Library, eyeD3, 9base, rc, Gamera, RPLY - insecure use of /tmp
[oss-security] 20140210 Re: CVE requests: Pacemaker, Python Imaging Library, eyeD3, 9base, rc, Gamera, RPLY - insecure use of /tmp
Patch Information; Exploit
Vulnerable software and versions
+ Configuration 1
* cpe:/a:python:pillow:2.3.0 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:pythonware:python_imaging_library:1.1.7 and previous versions