Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-3591-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107194

Synopsis

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

Description

James Davis discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain template filters. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected python-django and / or python3-django packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107194

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3591-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/07

Modified: 2018/03/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-django, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7536, CVE-2018-7537

USN: 3591-1