Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-2347-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77725


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


Florian Apolloner discovered that Django incorrectly validated URLs. A remote attacker could use this issue to conduct phishing attacks.

David Wilson discovered that Django incorrectly handled file name generation. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Django to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0481)

David Greisen discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain headers in contrib.auth.middleware.RemoteUserMiddleware. A remote authenticated user could use this issue to hijack web sessions.

Collin Anderson discovered that Django incorrectly checked if a field represented a relationship between models in the administrative interface. A remote authenticated user could use this issue to possibly obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2014-0483).

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 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77725

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2347-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/17

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0480, CVE-2014-0481, CVE-2014-0482, CVE-2014-0483

BID: 69423, 69425, 69429, 69430

OSVDB: 110378, 110379, 110385, 110386

USN: 2347-1