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CVE-2016-2512

Published: 1 March 2016

The utils.http.is_safe_url function in Django before 1.8.10 and 1.9.x before 1.9.3 allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks or possibly conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a URL containing basic authentication, as demonstrated by http://mysite.example.com\@attacker.com.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
patch introduced a regression:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/+bug/1553251
https://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/26308
https://github.com/django/django/commit/ada7a4aefb9bec4c34667b511022be6057102f98
https://github.com/django/django/commit/552f03869ea7f3072b3fa19ffb6cb2d957fd8447

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.4

Status

Package Release Status
python-django
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (1.8.10,1.9.3)
precise
Released (1.3.1-4ubuntu1.20)
trusty
Released (1.6.1-2ubuntu0.12)
wily
Released (1.7.9-1ubuntu5.2)