FreeBSD : Django -- possible XSS in traceback section of technical 500 debug page (aaab03be-932d-11e7-92d8-4b26fc968492)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 102987


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Django blog :

In older versions, HTML autoescaping was disabled in a portion of the template for the technical 500 debug page. Given the right circumstances, this allowed a cross-site scripting attack. This vulnerability shouldn't affect most production sites since you shouldn't run with DEBUG = True (which makes this page accessible) in your production settings.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102987

File Name: freebsd_pkg_aaab03be932d11e792d84b26fc968492.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Published: 9/7/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py27-django110, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py27-django111, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py34-django110, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py34-django111, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py35-django110, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py35-django111, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py36-django110, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py36-django111, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 9/6/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12794