[SECURITY] [DSA 2163-1] python-django security update

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-02-15T00:00:00



Debian Security Advisory DSA-2163-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde February 14, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : python-django Vulnerability : multiple Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2011-0696 CVE-2011-0697

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the django web development framework:


For several reasons the internal CSRF protection was not used to
validate ajax requests in the past. However, it was discovered that
this exception can be exploited with a combination of browser plugins
and redirects and thus is not sufficient.


It was discovered that the file upload form is prone to cross-site
scripting attacks via the file name.

It is important to note that this update introduces minor backward incompatibilities due to the fixes for the above issues. For the exact details, please see: http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.2/releases/1.2.5/ and in particular the "Backwards incompatible changes" section.

Packages in the oldstable distribution (lenny) are not affected by these problems.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.3-3+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.5-1.

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/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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