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Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201607-10
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Severity: Medium
Date    : 2016-07-22
CVE-ID  : CVE-2016-6186
Package : python-django
Type    : cross-site scripting
Remote  : Yes
Link    : https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/CVE

Summary
======
The package python-django before version 1.9.8-1 is vulnerable to
cross-site scripting.

Resolution
=========
Upgrade to 1.9.8-1.

# pacman -Syu "python-django>=1.9.8-1"

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.9.8.

Workaround
=========
None.

Description
==========
Unsafe usage of JavaScript's Element.innerHTML could result in XSS in
the admin's add/change related popup. Element.textContent is now used to
prevent execution of the data.

The debug view also used innerHTML. Although a security issue wasn't
identified there, out of an abundance of caution it's also updated to
use textContent.

Impact
=====
An attacker is able to execute arbitrary javascript code in the client's
browser by inserting code in the admin's add/change related popup.

References
=========
https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2016/jul/18/security-releases/
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6186

ArchLinux: 201607-10: python-django: cross-site scripting

July 22, 2016

Summary

Unsafe usage of JavaScript's Element.innerHTML could result in XSS in the admin's add/change related popup. Element.textContent is now used to prevent execution of the data. The debug view also used innerHTML. Although a security issue wasn't identified there, out of an abundance of caution it's also updated to use textContent.

Resolution

Upgrade to 1.9.8-1. # pacman -Syu "python-django>=1.9.8-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.9.8.

References

https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2016/jul/18/security-releases/ https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6186

Severity
Package : python-django
Type : cross-site scripting
Remote : Yes
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/CVE

Workaround

None.

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