Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : python-django vulnerabilities (USN-3254-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99195


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


It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled numeric redirect URLs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform XSS attacks, and to use a Django server as an open redirect.

Phithon Gong discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain URLs when the jango.views.static.serve() view is being used. A remote attacker could possibly use a Django server as an open redirect.

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: 99195

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3254-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/05

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2017/04/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7233, CVE-2017-7234

OSVDB: 154910, 154911

USN: 3254-1