USN-2671-1: Django vulnerabilities

9 July 2015

python-django vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Software Description

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


Eric Peterson and Lin Hua Cheng discovered that Django incorrectly handled session records. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5143)

Sjoerd Job Postmus discovered that DJango incorrectly handled newline characters when performing validation. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform header injection attacks. (CVE-2015-5144)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
python-django - 1.7.6-1ubuntu2.1
python3-django - 1.7.6-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 14.10
python-django - 1.6.6-1ubuntu2.3
python3-django - 1.6.6-1ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-django - 1.6.1-2ubuntu0.9
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-django - 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.17

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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