Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : python-django vulnerability (USN-1632-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62937


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


James Kettle discovered Django did not properly filter the Host HTTP header when processing certain requests. An attacker could exploit this to generate and display arbitrary URLs to users.

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Update the affected python-django package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62937

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1632-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/16

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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: 2012/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4520

BID: 56146

OSVDB: 86493

USN: 1632-1