USN-1004-1: Django vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1004-1
13th October, 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
Django could be made to insert arbitrary content into web forms.
- python-django - High-level Python web development framework
It was discovered that Django did not properly sanitize the cookie value
when applying CSRF protections resulting in a cross-site scripting (XSS)
vulnerability. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were
tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a
remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal
confidential data, within the same domain.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.