Fedora 11 : Django-1.1.1-1.fc11 (2009-10390)
High Nessus Plugin ID 42152
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
Descriptionhttp://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2009/oct/09/security/ Description of vulnerability ============================ Django's forms library included field types which perform regular-expression-based validation of email addresses and URLs. Certain addresses/URLs could trigger a pathological performance case in this regular expression, resulting in the server process/thread becoming unresponsive, and consuming excessive CPU over an extended period of time. If deliberately triggered, this could result in an effective denial-of-service attack.
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SolutionUpdate the affected Django package.