Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : python-django vulnerability (USN-3089-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93774


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


Sergey Bobrov discovered that Django incorrectly parsed cookies when being used with Google Analytics. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to set arbitrary cookies leading to a CSRF protection bypass.

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: 93774

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3089-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/28

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: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: 2016/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7401

OSVDB: 144842

USN: 3089-1