Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : python-django vulnerability (USN-2816-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87065


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


Ryan Butterfield discovered that Django incorrectly handled the date template filter. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain secrets from application settings.

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87065

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2816-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/25

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2015/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8213

OSVDB: 130645

USN: 2816-1