USN-2816-1: Django vulnerability

24 November 2015

python-django vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software Description

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

Details

Ryan Butterfield discovered that Django incorrectly handled the date template filter. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain secrets from application settings.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
python-django - 1.7.9-1ubuntu5.1
python3-django - 1.7.9-1ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 15.04
python-django - 1.7.6-1ubuntu2.3
python3-django - 1.7.6-1ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-django - 1.6.1-2ubuntu0.11
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-django - 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.19

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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