Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-django (MDVSA-2008:185)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37030
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA cross-site request forgery vulnerability was discovered in Django that, if exploited, could be used to perform unrequested deletion or modification of data. Updated versions of Django will now discard posts from users whose sessions have expired, so data will need to be re-entered in these cases (CVE-2008-3909).
The versions of Django shipping with Mandriva Linux have been updated to the latest patched versions that include the fix for this issue. In addition, they provide other bug fixes.
SolutionUpdate the affected python-django package.