Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : python-django vulnerability (USN-3726-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111511

Synopsis

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

Description

Andreas Hug discovered that Django contained an open redirect in CommonMiddleware. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform phishing attacks.

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Solution

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111511

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3726-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/02

Modified: 2018/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-django, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14574

USN: 3726-1