USN-2915-2: Django regression

07 March 2016

python-django regression

Packages

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

Details

USN-2915-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Django. The upstream fix for
CVE-2016-2512 introduced a regression for certain applications. This update
fixes the problem by applying the complete upstream regression fix.

Original advisory details:

Mark Striemer discovered that Django incorrectly handled user-supplied
redirect URLs containing basic authentication credentials. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a cross-site scripting
attack or a malicious redirect. (CVE-2016-2512)

Sjoerd Job Postmus discovered that Django incorrectly handled timing when
doing password hashing operations. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to perform user enumeration. (CVE-2016-2513)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04

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