Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : python-django regression (USN-2915-3)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-2915-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Django. The upstream fix for
CVE-2016-2512 introduced a regression for certain applications. This
update fixes the problem by applying the complete upstream regression

Mark Striemer discovered that Django incorrectly handled user-supplied
redirect URLs containing basic authentication credentials. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a cross-site
scripting attack or a malicious redirect. (CVE-2016-2512)

Sjoerd Job Postmus discovered that Django incorrectly
handled timing when doing password hashing operations. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform
user enumeration. (CVE-2016-2513).

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 : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89733 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2512

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