[USN-2915-1] Django vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Mar 1 18:56:05 UTC 2016

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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