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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3338-1 (python-django - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Lin Hua Cheng discovered that a session could be created when anonymously accessing the django.contrib.auth.views.logout view. This could allow remote attackers to saturate the session store or cause other users' session records to be evicted. Additionally the contrib.sessions.backends.base.SessionBase.flush() and cache_db.SessionStore.flush() methods have been modified to avoid creating a new empty session as well.

Affected Software

Affected Software

python-django on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.5-1+deb7u13. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.7-1+deb8u2. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed shortly. We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)