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USN-6888-1: Django vulnerabilities

9 July 2024

Several security issues were fixed in Django.

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Elias Myllymäki discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain inputs
with a large number of brackets. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause Django to consume resources or stop responding, resulting in
a denial of service. (CVE-2024-38875)

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled authenticating users with
unusable passwords. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
perform a timing attack and enumerate users. (CVE-2024-39329)

Josh Schneier discovered that Django incorrectly handled file path
validation when the storage class is being derived. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to save files into arbitrary directories.
(CVE-2024-39330)

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain long strings that
included a specific set of characters. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause Django to consume resources or stop responding,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2024-39614)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 24.04
Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6888-2: python-django-doc, python-django, python3-django, python-django-common