Ubuntu 10.10 : python-django vulnerability (USN-1004-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49995


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


It was discovered that Django did not properly sanitize the cookie value when applying CSRF protections resulting in a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49995

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1004-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/15

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3082

BID: 43116

USN: 1004-1