USN-3254-1: Django vulnerabilities

04 April 2017

Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled numeric redirect URLs. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform XSS attacks, and
to use a Django server as an open redirect. (CVE-2017-7233)

Phithon Gong discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain URLs when
the jango.views.static.serve() view is being used. A remote attacker could
possibly use a Django server as an open redirect. (CVE-2017-7234)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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