ESB-2018.0389 - [Ubuntu] python-django: Access confidential data - Remote/unauthenticated - 2018-02-08


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                               ESB-2018.0389
                          Django vulnerabilities
                              8 February 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           python-django
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-6188 CVE-2017-12794 

Reference:         ESB-2018.0346

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3559-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3559-1

7th February, 2018

python-django vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    Ubuntu 17.10


Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Django.
Software description

    python-django - High-level Python web development framework


Details

It was discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain requests.
An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-12794, CVE-2018-6188)


Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
version:

Ubuntu 17.10:
    python3-django 1:1.11.4-1ubuntu1.1
    python-django 1:1.11.4-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


References

CVE-2017-12794, CVE-2018-6188

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