Ubuntu 2347-1: Django vulnerabilities

    Date16 Sep 2014
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Django.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2347-1
    September 16, 2014
    python-django vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Several security issues were fixed in Django.
    Software Description:
    - python-django: High-level Python web development framework
    Florian Apolloner discovered that Django incorrectly validated URLs. A
    remote attacker could use this issue to conduct phishing attacks.
    David Wilson discovered that Django incorrectly handled file name
    generation. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Django to
    consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-0481)
    David Greisen discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain headers in
    contrib.auth.middleware.RemoteUserMiddleware. A remote authenticated user
    could use this issue to hijack web sessions. (CVE-2014-0482)
    Collin Anderson discovered that Django incorrectly checked if a field
    represented a relationship between models in the administrative interface.
    A remote authenticated user could use this issue to possibly obtain
    sensitive information. (CVE-2014-0483)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      python-django                   1.6.1-2ubuntu0.4
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      python-django                   1.3.1-4ubuntu1.12
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      python-django                   1.1.1-2ubuntu1.13
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2014-0480, CVE-2014-0481, CVE-2014-0482, CVE-2014-0483
    Package Information:
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