Ubuntu 2915-1: Django vulnerabilities

    Date01 Mar 2016
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Django.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2915-1
    March 01, 2016
    python-django vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Several security issues were fixed in Django.
    Software Description:
    - python-django: High-level Python web development framework
    Mark Striemer discovered that Django incorrectly handled user-supplied
    redirect URLs containing basic authentication credentials. A remote
    attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a cross-site scripting
    attack or a malicious redirect. (CVE-2016-2512)
    Sjoerd Job Postmus discovered that Django incorrectly handled timing when
    doing password hashing operations. A remote attacker could possibly use
    this issue to perform user enumeration. (CVE-2016-2513)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      python-django                   1.7.9-1ubuntu5.2
      python3-django                  1.7.9-1ubuntu5.2
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      python-django                   1.6.1-2ubuntu0.12
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      python-django                   1.3.1-4ubuntu1.20
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2016-2512, CVE-2016-2513
    Package Information:
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