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

Date 20 Sep 2008
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
September 20, 2008                    https://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:

  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-django/python-django_0.95.1-1etch2.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      940 62d31adf6a658ab089df66916148d2d8
  https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/python-django/python-django_0.95.1.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1297839 07f09d8429916481e09e84fd01e97355
  https://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:

  https://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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