USN-3890-1: Django vulnerability

13 February 2019

Django could be made to consume resources if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled formatting certain
numbers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to
consume resources, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References