Debian DSA-3678-1 : python-django - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 93723
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Sergey Bobrov discovered that cookie parsing in Django and Google Analytics interacted such a way that an attacker could set arbitrary cookies. This allows other malicious websites to bypass the Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) protections built into Django.


Upgrade the python-django packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.7.11-1+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93723

File Name: debian_DSA-3678.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/27/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-django, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7401

DSA: 3678