Ubuntu 3890-1: Django vulnerability

    Date13 Feb 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
    4876
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Django could be made to consume resources if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3890-1
    February 13, 2019
    
    python-django vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Django could be made to consume resources if it received specially crafted
    network traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - python-django: High-level Python web development framework
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled formatting certain
    numbers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Django to
    consume resources, leading to a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      python-django                   1:1.11.15-1ubuntu1.2
      python3-django                  1:1.11.15-1ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      python-django                   1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.3
      python3-django                  1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.3
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      python-django                   1.8.7-1ubuntu5.8
      python3-django                  1.8.7-1ubuntu5.8
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3890-1
      CVE-2019-6975
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1:1.11.15-1ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.8.7-1ubuntu5.8
    
    
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