Debian DLA-272-1 : python-django security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 84812

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VPR Score: 3.8


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Django, a high-level Python web development framework :


Daniel Chatfield discovered that python-django, a high-level Python web development framework, incorrectly handled user-supplied redirect URLs. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting attack.


Eric Peterson and Lin Hua Cheng discovered that a new empty record used to be created in the session storage every time a session was accessed and an unknown session key was provided in the request cookie. This could allow remote attackers to saturate the session store or cause other users' session records to be evicted.


Sjoerd Job Postmus discovered that some built-in validators did not properly reject newlines in input values. This could allow remote attackers to inject headers in emails and HTTP responses.

For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.3-3+squeeze13.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected python-django, and python-django-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84812

File Name: debian_DLA-272.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/17

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 3.8

CVSS v2.0

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:debian:debian_linux:python-django, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-django-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2317, CVE-2015-5143, CVE-2015-5144

BID: 73319, 75665, 75666