[USN-3089-1] Django vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Sep 27 14:06:53 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3089-1
September 27, 2016

python-django vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Django could be made to set arbitrary cookies.

Software Description:
- python-django: High-level Python web development framework


Sergey Bobrov discovered that Django incorrectly parsed cookies when being
used with Google Analytics. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to set arbitrary cookies leading to a CSRF protection bypass.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.8.7-1ubuntu5.2
  python3-django                  1.8.7-1ubuntu5.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.6.1-2ubuntu0.15

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.3.1-4ubuntu1.21

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


Package Information:

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