DSA 2163-1: python-django security update
Posted on: 02/15/2011 09:56 AM

A python-django security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2163-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
February 14, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : python-django
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-0696 CVE-2011-0697

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the django web development


For several reasons the internal CSRF protection was not used to
validate ajax requests in the past. However, it was discovered that
this exception can be exploited with a combination of browser plugins
and redirects and thus is not sufficient.


It was discovered that the file upload form is prone to cross-site
scripting attacks via the file name.

It is important to note that this update introduces minor backward
incompatibilities due to the fixes for the above issues.
For the exact details, please see:
and in particular the "Backwards incompatible changes" section.

Packages in the oldstable distribution (lenny) are not affected by these

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.3-3+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.5-1.

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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