Debian: 2758-1: python-django: denial of service
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It was discovered that python-django, a high-level Python web develompent framework, is prone to a denial of service vulnerability via large passwords. [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2758-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
September 17, 2013                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : python-django
Vulnerability  : denial of service
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-1443
Debian Bug     : 723043

It was discovered that python-django, a high-level Python web
develompent framework, is prone to a denial of service vulnerability
via large passwords.

A non-authenticated remote attacker could mount a denial of service by
submitting arbitrarily large passwords, tying up server resources in
the expensive computation of the corresponding hashes to verify the
password.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.3-3+squeeze8.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.5-1+deb7u4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.4-1.

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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