DSA 2740-1: python-django security update
Posted on: 08/24/2013 07:03 AM

A python-django security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2740-1: python-django security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2740-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
August 23, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : python-django
Vulnerability : cross-site scripting vulnerability
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no

Nick Brunn reported a possible cross-site scripting vulnerability in
python-django, a high-level Python web development framework.

The is_safe_url utility function used to validate that a used URL is on
the current host to avoid potentially dangerous redirects from
maliciously-constructed querystrings, worked as intended for HTTP and
HTTPS URLs, but permitted redirects to other schemes, such as

The is_safe_url function has been modified to properly recognize and
reject URLs which specify a scheme other than HTTP or HTTPS, to prevent
cross-site scripting attacks through redirecting to other schemes.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.3-3+squeeze6.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.5-1+deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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