Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Ubuntu: USN-4763-1 (CVE-2021-25290): Pillow vulnerabilities

Description
Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.From USN-4763-1:It was discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain Tiff image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted Tiff file, a remote attacker could cause Pillow to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.10. (CVE-2021-25289, CVE-2021-25291)It was discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain Tiff image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted Tiff file, a remote attacker could cause Pillow to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-25290)It was discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain PDF files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could cause Pillow to hang, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 20.10. (CVE-2021-25292)It was discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain SGI image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted SGI file, a remote attacker could possibly cause Pillow to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 20.10. (CVE-2021-25293)Jiayi Lin, Luke Shaffer, Xinran Xie, and Akshay Ajayan discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain BLP files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted BLP file, a remote attacker could possibly cause Pillow to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 20.10. (CVE-2021-27921)Jiayi Lin, Luke Shaffer, Xinran Xie, and Akshay Ajayan discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain ICNS files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted ICNS file, a remote attacker could possibly cause Pillow to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-27922)Jiayi Lin, Luke Shaffer, Xinran Xie, and Akshay Ajayan discovered that Pillow incorrectly handled certain ICO files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted ICO file, a remote attacker could possibly cause Pillow to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-27922)
Solution(s)
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python-pil
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-pil


  • References
  • USN-4763-1
  • CVE-2021-25290




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