Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-2671-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 84665
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionEric 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-django and / or python3-django packages.