Red Hat: 2013:1521-01: python-django: Moderate Advisory
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated python-django packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat OpenStack 3.0. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: python-django security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:1521-01
Product:           Red Hat OpenStack
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1521.html
Issue date:        2013-11-14
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-4315 CVE-2013-6044 
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1. Summary:

Updated python-django packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat OpenStack 3.0.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

OpenStack 3 - noarch

3. Description:

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid
development and a clean, pragmatic design. It focuses on automating as much
as possible and adhering to the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle.

It was discovered that the django.utils.http.is_safe_url() function
considered any URL that used a scheme other than HTTP or HTTPS (for
example, "javascript:") as safe. An attacker could potentially use this
flaw to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-6044)

A directory traversal flaw was found in Django's "ssi" template tag, which
takes a file path as input and outputs that file's contents. An attacker
able to alter templates that made use of the "ssi" tag on a site could use
this flaw to access any local files accessible to Django. (CVE-2013-4315)

Red Hat would like to thank James Bennett of Django for reporting
CVE-2013-4315.

All python-django users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1004969 - CVE-2013-4315 python-django: directory traversal with "ssi" template tag
1016394 - CVE-2013-6044 python-django: xss in is_safe_url function

6. Package List:

OpenStack 3:

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/RHOS/SRPMS/Django14-1.4.8-1.el6ost.src.rpm

noarch:
Django14-1.4.8-1.el6ost.noarch.rpm
Django14-doc-1.4.8-1.el6ost.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4315.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-6044.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.