USN-3591-1: Django vulnerabilities

6 March 2018

python-django vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Software Description

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


James Davis discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain template filters. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
python-django - 1:1.11.4-1ubuntu1.2
python3-django - 1:1.11.4-1ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
python-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.6
python3-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
python-django - 1.6.11-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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