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USN-1967-1: Django vulnerabilities

24 September 2013

Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled large passwords. A remote
attacker could use this issue to consume resources, resulting in a denial
of service. (CVE-2013-1443)

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled ssi templates. An
attacker could use this issue to read arbitrary files. (CVE-2013-4315)

It was discovered that the Django is_safe_url utility function did not
restrict redirects to certain schemes. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to perform a cross-site scripting attack.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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