[USN-1632-1] Django vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-11-18T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1632-1 November 15, 2012

python-django vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Django could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description: - python-django: High-level Python web development framework


James Kettle discovered Django did not properly filter the Host HTTP header when processing certain requests. An attacker could exploit this to generate and display arbitrary URLs to users.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10: python-django 1.4.1-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: python-django 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 11.10: python-django 1.3-2ubuntu1.4

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: python-django 1.1.1-2ubuntu1.6

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1632-1 CVE-2012-4520

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.4.1-2ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.3.1-4ubuntu1.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.3-2ubuntu1.4 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.1.1-2ubuntu1.6