[ASA-201908-2] python-django: multiple issues

ID ASA-201908-2
Type archlinux
Reporter ArchLinux
Modified 2019-08-05T00:00:00


Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201908-2

Severity: Medium Date : 2019-08-05 CVE-ID : CVE-2019-14232 CVE-2019-14233 CVE-2019-14234 CVE-2019-14235 Package : python-django Type : multiple issues Remote : Yes Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1015


The package python-django before version 2.2.4-1 is vulnerable to multiple issues including denial of service and sql injection.


Upgrade to 2.2.4-1.

pacman -Syu "python-django>=2.2.4-1"

The problems have been fixed upstream in version 2.2.4.




  • CVE-2019-14232 (denial of service)

If django.utils.text.Truncator's chars() and words() methods were passed the html=True argument, they were extremely slow to evaluate certain inputs due to a catastrophic backtracking vulnerability in a regular expression. The chars() and words() methods are used to implement the truncatechars_html and truncatewords_html template filters, which were thus vulnerable. The regular expressions used by Truncator have been simplified in order to avoid potential backtracking issues. As a consequence, trailing punctuation may now at times be included in the truncated output.

  • CVE-2019-14233 (denial of service)

Due to the behavior of the underlying HTMLParser, django.utils.html.strip_tags() would be extremely slow to evaluate certain inputs containing large sequences of nested incomplete HTML entities. The strip_tags() method is used to implement the corresponding striptags template filter, which was thus also vulnerable. strip_tags() now avoids recursive calls to HTMLParser when progress removing tags, but necessarily incomplete HTML entities, stops being made

  • CVE-2019-14234 (sql injection)

Key and index lookups for JSONField and key lookups for HStoreField were subject to SQL injection, using a suitably crafted dictionary, with dictionary expansion, as the **kwargs passed to QuerySet.filter().

  • CVE-2019-14235 (denial of service)

If passed certain inputs, django.utils.encoding.uri_to_iri() could lead to significant memory usage due to excessive recursion when re-percent encoding invalid UTF-8 octet sequences.


A remote attacker can cause a denial of service via crafted content, or alter the database via a SQL injection.


https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/releases/1.11.23/ https://github.com/django/django/commit/7f65974f8219729c047fbbf8cd5cc9d80faefe77 https://github.com/django/django/commit/4b78420d250df5e21763633871e486ee76728cc4 https://github.com/django/django/commit/7deeabc7c7526786df6894429ce89a9c4b614086 https://github.com/django/django/commit/76ed1c49f804d409cfc2911a890c78584db3c76e https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-14232 https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-14233 https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-14234 https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-14235