[USN-4742-1] Django vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Feb 22 15:39:00 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4742-1
February 22, 2021

python-django vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Django could allow unintended access to network services.

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


It was discovered that Django incorrectly accepted semicolons as query
parameters. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a
Web Cache Poisoning attack.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.10:
  python3-django                  2:2.2.16-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  python3-django                  2:2.2.12-1ubuntu0.4

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.11
  python3-django                  1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.11

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


Package Information:

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