[SECURITY] [DSA 2634-1] python-django security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2634-1:15DC4
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2013-02-27T00:05:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2634-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde February 27, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : python-django Vulnerability : several Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2012-4520 CVE-2013-0305 CVE-2013-0306 CVE-2013-1665 Debian Bug : 701186 696535 691145

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in python-django, a high-level python web development framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


James Kettle discovered that django did not properly filter the HTTP
Host header when processing certain requests. An attacker could exploit
this to generate and cause parts of django, particularly the
password-reset mechanism, to display arbitrary URLs to users.


Orange Tsai discovered that the bundled administrative interface
of django could expose supposedly-hidden information via its history


Mozilla discovered that an attacker can abuse django's tracking of
the number of forms in a formset to cause a denial-of-service attack
due to extreme memory consumption.


Michael Koziarski discovered that django's XML deserialization is
vulnerable to entity-expansion and external-entity/DTD attacks.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.3-3+squeeze5.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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