[SECURITY] [DSA 3338-1] python-django security update

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2015-08-18T18:28:08


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3338-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Alessandro Ghedini August 18, 2015 https://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : python-django CVE ID : CVE-2015-5963 CVE-2015-5964

Lin Hua Cheng discovered that a session could be created when anonymously accessing the django.contrib.auth.views.logout view. This could allow remote attackers to saturate the session store or cause other users' session records to be evicted.

Additionally the contrib.sessions.backends.base.SessionBase.flush() and cache_db.SessionStore.flush() methods have been modified to avoid creating a new empty session as well.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.5-1+deb7u13.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.7-1+deb8u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed shortly.

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: https://www.debian.org/security/

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