Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
USN-2169-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Django. The upstream security
patch for CVE-2014-0472 introduced a regression for certain
applications. This update fixes the problem.
Benjamin Bach discovered that Django incorrectly handled dotted Python
paths when using the reverse() function. An attacker could use this
issue to cause Django to import arbitrary modules from the Python
path, resulting in possible code execution. (CVE-2014-0472)
Paul McMillan discovered that Django incorrectly cached
certain pages that contained CSRF cookies. An attacker could
possibly use this flaw to obtain a valid cookie and perform
attacks which bypass the CSRF restrictions. (CVE-2014-0473)
Michael Koziarski discovered that Django did not always
perform explicit conversion of certain fields when using a
MySQL database. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
obtain unexpected results. (CVE-2014-0474).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
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Update the affected python-django package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0