LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: October 31st, 2014
Linux Security Week: October 27th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Ubuntu: 2169-2: Django regression Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu USN-2169-1 introduced a regression in Django.
==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2169-2
April 23, 2014

python-django regression
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

USN-2169-1 introduced a regression in Django.

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

Details:

USN-2169-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Django. The upstream security patch
for CVE-2014-0472 introduced a regression for certain applications. This
update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

 Benjamin Bach discovered that Django incorrectly handled dotted Python
 paths when using the reverse() function. An attacker could use this issue
 to cause Django to import arbitrary modules from the Python path, resulting
 in possible code execution. (CVE-2014-0472)
  Paul McMillan discovered that Django incorrectly cached certain pages that
 contained CSRF cookies. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to obtain
 a valid cookie and perform attacks which bypass the CSRF restrictions.
 (CVE-2014-0473)
  Michael Koziarski discovered that Django did not always perform explicit
 conversion of certain fields when using a MySQL database. An attacker
 could possibly use this issue to obtain unexpected results. (CVE-2014-0474)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.6.1-2ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 13.10:
  python-django                   1.5.4-1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 12.10:
  python-django                   1.4.1-2ubuntu0.6

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.3.1-4ubuntu1.10

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  python-django                   1.1.1-2ubuntu1.11

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2169-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2169-1
  https://launchpad.net/bugs/1311433

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.6.1-2ubuntu0.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.5.4-1ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.4.1-2ubuntu0.6
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.3.1-4ubuntu1.10
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.1.1-2ubuntu1.11



 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Preventing Linux rootkit threats through secure boot design
What you need to know about the Drupal vulnerability CVE-2014-3704
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.