USN-3559-1: Django vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3559-1

7th February, 2018

python-django vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10


Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Software description

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


It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain requests.
An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-12794, CVE-2018-6188)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
python3-django 1:1.11.4-1ubuntu1.1
python-django 1:1.11.4-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


CVE-2017-12794, CVE-2018-6188