USN-2539-1: Django vulnerabilities

23 March 2015

Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Releases

Packages

Details

Andrey Babak discovered that Django incorrectly handled strip_tags. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to enter an
infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2015-2316)

Daniel Chatfield discovered that Django incorrectly handled user-supplied
redirect URLs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a
cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2015-2317)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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