Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Pall McMillan discovered that Django used the root namespace when
storing cached session data. A remote attacker could exploit this to
modify sessions. (CVE-2011-4136)
Paul McMillan discovered that Django would not timeout on arbitrary
URLs when the application used URLFields. This could be exploited by a
remote attacker to cause a denial of service via resource exhaustion.
Paul McMillan discovered that while Django would check the validity of
a URL via a HEAD request, it would instead use a GET request for the
target of a redirect. This could potentially be used to trigger
arbitrary GET requests via a crafted Location header. (CVE-2011-4138)
It was discovered that Django would sometimes use a request's HTTP
Host header to construct a full URL. A remote attacker could exploit
this to conduct host header cache poisoning attacks via a crafted
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Update the affected python-django package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : true