USN-1632-1: Django vulnerability

15 November 2012

python-django vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Django could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description

  • python-django - High-level Python web development framework

Details

James Kettle discovered Django did not properly filter the Host HTTP header when processing certain requests. An attacker could exploit this to generate and display arbitrary URLs to users.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10
python-django - 1.4.1-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-django - 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 11.10
python-django - 1.3-2ubuntu1.4
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
python-django - 1.1.1-2ubuntu1.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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