Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-2539-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Andrey Babak discovered that Django incorrectly handled strip_tags. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to enter
an infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10. (CVE-2015-2316)

Daniel Chatfield discovered that Django incorrectly handled
user-supplied redirect URLs. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to perform a cross-site scripting attack. (CVE-2015-2317).

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 and / or python3-django packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82023 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2316
CVE-2015-2317

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