USN-2347-1: Django vulnerabilities

16 September 2014

python-django vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Software Description

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

Details

Florian Apolloner discovered that Django incorrectly validated URLs. A remote attacker could use this issue to conduct phishing attacks. (CVE-2014-0480)

David Wilson discovered that Django incorrectly handled file name generation. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Django to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0481)

David Greisen discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain headers in contrib.auth.middleware.RemoteUserMiddleware. A remote authenticated user could use this issue to hijack web sessions. (CVE-2014-0482)

Collin Anderson discovered that Django incorrectly checked if a field represented a relationship between models in the administrative interface. A remote authenticated user could use this issue to possibly obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2014-0483)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-django - 1.6.1-2ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-django - 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.12
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
python-django - 1.1.1-2ubuntu1.13

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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