USN-3890-1: Django vulnerability

13 February 2019

python-django vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Django could be made to consume resources if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

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

Details

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled formatting certain numbers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to consume resources, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
python-django - 1:1.11.15-1ubuntu1.2
python3-django - 1:1.11.15-1ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
python-django - 1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.3
python3-django - 1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
python-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.8
python3-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.8

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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