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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Django Vendors:   djangoproject.com
Django Flaws Let Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery and Denial of Service Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026033
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026033
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 12 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.2.x, 1.3.x
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Django. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

A remote user can exploit 'django.contrib.sessions', in certain configurations, to inject arbitrary data into a session in certain cases.

A remote user can supply specially crafted URLs to exploit a flaw in the URLField validation to consume excessive server processes and memory on the target system.

A remote user can submit a specially crafted HTTP Host header value to conduct cache poisoning attacks.

In certain web server configurations, a remote user can bypass Django's CSRF-protection mechanism.

When the DEBUG setting is enabled, the server will return potentially sensitive information in an error page, including data submitted by the remote user with the HTTP request.

Impact:   A remote user can inject arbitrary data into a session in certain cases.

A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.2.7, 1.3.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2011/sep/09/security-releases-issued/

Vendor URL:  www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2011/sep/09/security-releases-issued/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error, Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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