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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: python-django security update
26 August 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-5143
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: python-django security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:1686-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1686.html
Issue date: 2015-08-25
CVE Names: CVE-2015-5143
Updated python-django packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.
Red Hat Product Security 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
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 7 - 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.
A flaw was found in the Django session backend, which could allow an
unauthenticated attacker to create session records in the configured
session store, causing a denial of service by filling up the session store.
Red Hat would like to thank the upstream Django project for reporting
All python-django users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1239010 - CVE-2015-5143 Django: possible DoS by filling session store
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 7:
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Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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