USN-2539-1: Django vulnerabilities

23 March 2015

python-django vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Software Description

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


Andrey Babak discovered that Django incorrectly handled strip_tags. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to enter an infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2015-2316)

Daniel Chatfield discovered that Django incorrectly handled user-supplied redirect URLs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2015-2317)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
python-django - 1.6.6-1ubuntu2.2
python3-django - 1.6.6-1ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-django - 1.6.1-2ubuntu0.8
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-django - 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.16
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
python-django - 1.1.1-2ubuntu1.17

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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