Debian: New python-django packages fix cross site request forgery

    Date20 Sep 2008
    CategoryDebian
    3025
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Simon Willison discovered that in Django, a Python web framework, the feature to retain HTTP POST data during user reauthentication allowed a remote attacker to perform unauthorized modification of data through cross site request forgery. The is possible regardless of the Django plugin to prevent cross site request forgery being enabled. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies this issue as
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1640-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    September 20, 2008                    http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : python-django
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-3909 CVE-2007-5712
    Debian Bug     : 497765 448838
    
    Simon Willison discovered that in Django, a Python web framework, the
    feature to retain HTTP POST data during user reauthentication allowed
    a remote attacker to perform unauthorized modification of data through
    cross site request forgery. The is possible regardless of the Django
    plugin to prevent cross site request forgery being enabled. The Common
    Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies this issue as
    CVE-2008-3909.
    
    In this update the affected feature is disabled; this is in accordance
    with upstream's preferred solution for this situation.
    
    This update takes the opportunity to also include a relatively minor
    denial of service attack in the internationalisaton framework, known
    as CVE-2007-5712.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.95.1-1etch2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.0-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your python-django package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-django/python-django_0.95.1-1etch2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      940 62d31adf6a658ab089df66916148d2d8
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-django/python-django_0.95.1.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1297839 07f09d8429916481e09e84fd01e97355
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-django/python-django_0.95.1-1etch2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     8069 6e5e17af4148911137b1a8aebaa8096c
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-django/python-django_0.95.1-1etch2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1025742 93417b16a120eada12b807b8372cc858
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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