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Vulnerability Score 4.4 4.4
CVE Id CVE-2014-1932
Last Modified 23 May 2014 12:07:15
Published 17 Apr 2014 10:55:11
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE



The (1) load_djpeg function in, (2) Ghostscript function in, (3) load function in, and (4) _copy function in in Python Image Library (PIL) 1.1.7 and earlier and Pillow before 2.3.1 do not properly create temporary files, which allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files and obtain sensitive information via a symlink attack on the temporary file.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Python Pillow 2.3.0

  • Pythonware Python Imaging Library 1.1.7




UBUNTU - USN-2168-1

MLIST - [oss-security] 20140210 Re: CVE requests: Pacemaker, Python Imaging Library, eyeD3, 9base, rc, Gamera, RPLY - insecure use of /tmp

SUSE - openSUSE-SU-2014:0591

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:56:46