Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-3115-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 94464

Synopsis

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

Description

Marti Raudsepp discovered that Django incorrectly used a hardcoded password when running tests on an Oracle database. A remote attacker could possibly connect to the database while the tests are running and prevent the test user with the hardcoded password from being removed.
(CVE-2016-9013)

Aymeric Augustin discovered that Django incorrectly validated hosts when being run with the debug setting enabled. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform DNS rebinding attacks.
(CVE-2016-9014).

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3115-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94464

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3115-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/2/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/1/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9013, CVE-2016-9014

USN: 3115-1