USN-4084-1: Django vulnerabilities

1 August 2019

python-django vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Software Description

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

Details

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled the Truncator function. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to consume resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2019-14232)

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled the strip_tags function. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to consume resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2019-14233)

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain lookups in the PostgreSQL support. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform SQL injection attacks. (CVE-2019-14234)

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain invalid UTF-8 octet sequences. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to consume resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2019-14235)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
python-django - 1:1.11.20-1ubuntu0.2
python3-django - 1:1.11.20-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
python-django - 1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.5
python3-django - 1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.5
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
python-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.10
python3-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.10

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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