Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-2212-1)

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 :

Stephen Stewart, Michael Nelson, Natalia Bidart and James Westby
discovered that Django improperly removed Vary and Cache-Control
headers from HTTP responses when replying to a request from an
Internet Explorer or Chrome Frame client. An attacker may use this to
retrieve private data or poison caches. This update removes
workarounds for bugs in Internet Explorer 6 and 7. (CVE-2014-1418)

Peter Kuma and Gavin Wahl discovered that Django did not correctly
validate some malformed URLs, which are accepted by some browsers. An
attacker may use this to cause unexpected redirects. An update has
been provided for 12.04 LTS, 12.10, 13.10, and 14.04 LTS; this issue
remains unfixed for 10.04 LTS as no 'is_safe_url()' functionality
existed in this version.

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 : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74023 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67408

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1418

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