openSUSE 15 Security Update : python-Django1 (openSUSE-SU-2023:0389-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186582



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote openSUSE 15 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the openSUSE- SU-2023:0389-1 advisory.

- In Django 3.2 before 3.2.22, 4.1 before 4.1.12, and 4.2 before 4.2.6, the django.utils.text.Truncator chars() and words() methods (when used with html=True) are subject to a potential DoS (denial of service) attack via certain inputs with very long, potentially malformed HTML text. The chars() and words() methods are used to implement the truncatechars_html and truncatewords_html template filters, which are thus also vulnerable. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2019-14232. (CVE-2023-43665)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected python3-Django1 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186582

File Name: openSUSE-2023-0389-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/5/2023

Updated: 12/5/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-43665


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python3-django1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/5/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-43665