USN-3089-1: Django vulnerability

27 September 2016

python-django vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Django could be made to set arbitrary cookies.

Software Description

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

Details

Sergey Bobrov discovered that Django incorrectly parsed cookies when being used with Google Analytics. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to set arbitrary cookies leading to a CSRF protection bypass.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
python-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.2
python3-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-django - 1.6.1-2ubuntu0.15
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-django - 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.21

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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