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    Debian: DSA-4161-1: python-django security update

    Date 01 Apr 2018
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    Posted By Anthony Pell
    James Davis discovered two issues in Django, a high-level Python web development framework, that can lead to a denial-of-service attack. An attacker with control on the input of the django.utils.html.urlize() function or django.utils.text.Truncator's chars() and words() methods
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4161-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Luciano Bello
    April 01, 2018                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : python-django
    CVE ID         : CVE-2018-7536 CVE-2018-7537
    
    James Davis discovered two issues in Django, a high-level Python web
    development framework, that can lead to a denial-of-service attack.
    An attacker with control on the input of the django.utils.html.urlize()
    function or django.utils.text.Truncator's chars() and words() methods
    could craft a string that might stuck the execution of the application.
     
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed
    in version 1.7.11-1+deb8u3.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1:1.10.7-2+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of python-django please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/python-django
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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