[USN-6054-2] Django vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu May 25 14:32:46 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6054-2
May 25, 2023

python-django vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


A Django hardening measure could be bypassed.

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


USN-6054-1 fixed a vulnerability in Django. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 Moataz Al-Sharida and nawaik discovered that Django incorrectly handled
 uploading multiple files using one form field. A remote attacker could
 possibly use this issue to bypass certain validations.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  python-django                   1.8.7-1ubuntu5.15+esm7
  python-django-doc               1.8.7-1ubuntu5.15+esm7
  python3-django                  1.8.7-1ubuntu5.15+esm7

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  python-django                   1.6.11-0ubuntu1.3+esm6
  python-django-doc               1.6.11-0ubuntu1.3+esm6

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


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