[USN-3115-1] Django vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Nov 1 18:35:50 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3115-1
November 01, 2016

python-django vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- 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


Marti Raudsepp discovered that Django incorrectly used a hardcoded password
when running tests on an Oracle database. A remote attacker could possibly
connect to the database while the tests are running and prevent the test
user with the hardcoded password from being removed. (CVE-2016-9013)

Aymeric Augustin discovered that Django incorrectly validated hosts when
being run with the debug setting enabled. A remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to perform DNS rebinding attacks. (CVE-2016-9014)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
  python-django                   1.8.7-1ubuntu8.1
  python3-django                  1.8.7-1ubuntu8.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.8.7-1ubuntu5.4
  python3-django                  1.8.7-1ubuntu5.4

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.6.1-2ubuntu0.16

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.3.1-4ubuntu1.22

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

  CVE-2016-9013, CVE-2016-9014

Package Information:

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