Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-1560-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that Django incorrectly validated the scheme of a
redirect target. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted URL, an attacker could possibly exploit this to conduct
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-3442)

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled validating certain
images. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause the server to
consume memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-3443)

Jeroen Dekkers discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain
image dimensions. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause the
server to consume resources, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-3444).

Solution :

Update the affected python-django package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62038 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54742

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3442
CVE-2012-3443
CVE-2012-3444