Pythonware Python Imaging Library up to 1.1.7 os command injection

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Pythonware Python Imaging Library up to 1.1.7 (Software Library). Affected is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a os command injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-78. The software constructs all or part of an OS command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended OS command when it is sent to a downstream component. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Python Image Library (PIL) 1.1.7 and earlier and Pillow 2.3 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors related to CVE-2014-1932, possibly

The weakness was presented 04/27/2014 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-3007 since 04/27/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/15/2022). This vulnerability is assigned to T1202 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79393 (Fedora 20 : python-pillow-2.2.1-7.fc20 (2014-14883)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195446 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Python Imaging Library Vulnerabilities (USN-2168-1)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (92967), Vulnerability Center (SBV-49566) and Tenable (79393). See 69387 and 69386 for similar entries.






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Class: Os command injection
CWE: CWE-78 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1202

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Nessus ID: 79393
Nessus Name: Fedora 20 : python-pillow-2.2.1-7.fc20 (2014-14883)
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OpenVAS ID: 867259
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for python-pillow FEDORA-2014-14980
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2014-3007 (🔍)
X-Force: 92967
Vulnerability Center: 49566 - Python Image Library (PIL) <=1.1.7 and Pillow 2.3 Remote Code Execution in JpegImagePlugin, Critical
SecurityFocus: 67150 - Python Imaging Library and Pillow CVE-2014-3007 Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM
Updated: 03/15/2022 04:23 PM
Changes: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM (61), 06/25/2017 08:54 PM (7), 03/15/2022 04:23 PM (3)
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