Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-2169-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73665 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0472

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