Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-1967-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled large passwords. A
remote attacker could use this issue to consume resources, resulting
in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-1443)

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled ssi templates. An
attacker could use this issue to read arbitrary files. (CVE-2013-4315)

It was discovered that the Django is_safe_url utility function did not
restrict redirects to certain schemes. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to perform a cross-site scripting attack.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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 : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70117 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62332
62409

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1443
CVE-2013-4315