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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4381-2: Django vulnerabilities
5 June 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-13596 CVE-2020-13254
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USN-4381-2: Django vulnerabilities
4 June 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in Django.
o python-django - High-level Python web development framework
USN-4381-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Django. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Dan Palmer discovered that Django incorrectly validated memcached cache keys. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service and
obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2020-13254)
Jon Dufresne discovered that Django incorrectly encoded query parameters for
the admin ForeignKeyRawIdWidget. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2020-13596)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
python-django - 1.6.11-0ubuntu1.3+esm1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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