[USN-2671-1] Django vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Jul 9 11:40:14 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2671-1
July 09, 2015

python-django vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.10
- 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


Eric Peterson and Lin Hua Cheng discovered that Django incorrectly handled
session records. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial
of service. (CVE-2015-5143)

Sjoerd Job Postmus discovered that DJango incorrectly handled newline
characters when performing validation. A remote attacker could use this
issue to perform header injection attacks. (CVE-2015-5144)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04:
  python-django                   1.7.6-1ubuntu2.1
  python3-django                  1.7.6-1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 14.10:
  python-django                   1.6.6-1ubuntu2.3
  python3-django                  1.6.6-1ubuntu2.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.6.1-2ubuntu0.9

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.3.1-4ubuntu1.17

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2015-5143, CVE-2015-5144

Package Information:

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