Debian DLA-885-1 : python-django security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 99202


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there were two vulnerabilities in python-django, a high-level Python web development framework.

CVE-2017-7233 (#859515): Open redirect and possible XSS attack via user-supplied numeric redirect URLs. Django relies on user input in some cases (e.g. django.contrib.auth.views.login() and i18n) to redirect the user to an 'on success' URL. The security check for these redirects (namely is_safe_url()) considered some numeric URLs (e.g.
http:999999999) 'safe' when they shouldn't be. Also, if a developer relied on is_safe_url() to provide safe redirect targets and puts such a URL into a link, they could suffer from an XSS attack.

CVE-2017-7234 (#895516): Open redirect vulnerability in django.views.static.serve; A maliciously crafted URL to a Django site using the serve() view could redirect to any other domain. The view no longer does any redirects as they don't provide any known, useful functionality.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in python-django version 1.4.22-1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected python-django, and python-django-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99202

File Name: debian_DLA-885.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/6/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, 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:debian:debian_linux:python-django, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-django-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/5/2017

Reference Information

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