Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1967-1
24th September, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in Django.
- python-django - High-level Python web development framework
It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled large passwords. A remote
attacker could use this issue to consume resources, resulting in a denial
of service. (CVE-2013-1443)
It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled ssi templates. An
attacker could use this issue to read arbitrary files. (CVE-2013-4315)
It was discovered that the Django is_safe_url utility function did not
restrict redirects to certain schemes. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to perform a cross-site scripting attack.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 13.04:
- python-django 1.4.5-1ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 12.10:
- python-django 1.4.1-2ubuntu0.4
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- python-django 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.8
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- python-django 1.1.1-2ubuntu1.9
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.