USN-4381-1: Django vulnerabilities

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python-django vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Several security issues were fixed in Django.

Software Description

  • python-django - High-level Python web development framework

Dan Palmer discovered that Django incorrectly validated memcached cache keys. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service and obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2020-13254)

Jon Dufresne discovered that Django incorrectly encoded query parameters for the admin ForeignKeyRawIdWidget. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2020-13596)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
python3-django - 2:2.2.12-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 19.10
python-django - 1:1.11.22-1ubuntu1.4
python3-django - 1:1.11.22-1ubuntu1.4
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
python-django - 1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.9
python3-django - 1:1.11.11-1ubuntu1.9
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
python-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.13
python3-django - 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.13

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


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