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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99195

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3254-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/5/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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: 4/4/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/4/2017

Reference Information

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

USN: 3254-1