python-django -- security update

2015-07-08T00:00:00
ID DSA-3305
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2015-07-08T00:00:00

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Django, a high-level Python web development framework:

Eric Peterson and Lin Hua Cheng discovered that a new empty record used to be created in the session storage every time a session was accessed and an unknown session key was provided in the request cookie. This could allow remote attackers to saturate the session store or cause other users' session records to be evicted.

Sjoerd Job Postmus discovered that some built-in validators did not properly reject newlines in input values. This could allow remote attackers to inject headers in emails and HTTP responses.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.5-1+deb7u12.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.7-1+deb8u1.

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

We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.