ArchLinux: 201902-14: python-django: denial of service

    Date12 Feb 2019
    CategoryArchLinux
    433
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package python-django before version 2.1.6-1 is vulnerable to denial of service.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201902-14
    ==========================================
    
    Severity: Medium
    Date    : 2019-02-12
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2019-6975
    Package : python-django
    Type    : denial of service
    Remote  : Yes
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-881
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package python-django before version 2.1.6-1 is vulnerable to
    denial of service.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 2.1.6-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "python-django>=2.1.6-1"
    
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 2.1.6.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    Django 1.11.x before 1.11.19, 2.0.x before 2.0.11, and 2.1.x before
    2.1.6 allows uncontrolled memory consumption via a malicious attacker-
    supplied value to the django.utils.numberformat.format() function.
    If the affected numberformat function as used by contrib.admin as well
    as the the floatformat, filesizeformat, and intcomma templates filters
    receives a Decimal with a large number of digits or a large exponent,
    it could lead to significant memory usage due to a call to
    '{:f}'.format().
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker is able to crash a target server that uses float-
    number-based filters by making the server filter numbers with very
    large exponents or number of digits.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2019/feb/11/security-releases/
    https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/02/11/1
    https://github.com/django/django/commit/0bbb560183fabf0533289700845dafa94951f227
    https://github.com/django/django/commit/40cd19055773705301c3428ed5e08a036d2091f3
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-6975
    
    
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