Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-2671-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84665


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


Eric Peterson and Lin Hua Cheng discovered that Django incorrectly handled session records. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5143)

Sjoerd Job Postmus discovered that DJango incorrectly handled newline characters when performing validation. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform header injection attacks. (CVE-2015-5144).

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 python3-django packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84665

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2671-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/13

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-django, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5143, CVE-2015-5144

OSVDB: 124302, 124303

USN: 2671-1