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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: python-django security update
15 November 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-6044 CVE-2013-4315
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running python-django check for an updated version of the software
for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: python-django security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1521-01
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1521.html
Issue date: 2013-11-14
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4315 CVE-2013-6044
Updated python-django packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat OpenStack 3.0.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
OpenStack 3 - noarch
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid
development and a clean, pragmatic design. It focuses on automating as much
as possible and adhering to the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle.
It was discovered that the django.utils.http.is_safe_url() function
considered any URL that used a scheme other than HTTP or HTTPS (for
flaw to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-6044)
A directory traversal flaw was found in Django's "ssi" template tag, which
takes a file path as input and outputs that file's contents. An attacker
able to alter templates that made use of the "ssi" tag on a site could use
this flaw to access any local files accessible to Django. (CVE-2013-4315)
Red Hat would like to thank James Bennett of Django for reporting
All python-django users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1004969 - CVE-2013-4315 python-django: directory traversal with "ssi" template tag
1016394 - CVE-2013-6044 python-django: xss in is_safe_url function
6. Package List:
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details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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