Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-django (MDVSA-2015:195)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82618


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in python-django :

The utils.http.is_safe_url function in Django before 1.4.20, 1.5.x, 1.6.x before 1.6.11, 1.7.x before 1.7.7, and 1.8.x before 1.8c1 does not properly validate URLs, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a control character in a URL, as demonstrated by a \x08javascript: URL (CVE-2015-2317).

The updated packages provides a solution for this security issue.


Update the affected python-django package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82618

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-195.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 4/7/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-django, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 4/7/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2317

MDVSA: 2015:195