Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : python-django vulnerability (USN-2720-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85534


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


Lin Hua Cheng discovered that Django incorrectly handled the session store. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the session store to fill up, resulting in a denial of service.

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Update the affected python-django and / or python3-django packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85534

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2720-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/19

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND

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:15.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5963, CVE-2015-5964

OSVDB: 126447, 126448

USN: 2720-1