Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : python-django vulnerability (USN-3039-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92456


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


It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled the admin's add/change related popup. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a cross-site scripting attack.

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: Medium

ID: 92456

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3039-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/20

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-django, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2016/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6186

OSVDB: 141673

USN: 3039-1