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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Django Vendors:   djangoproject.com
Django Input Validation Flaws Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028915
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028915
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-4249, CVE-2013-6044   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 11 2013
Original Entry Date:  Aug 14 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 1.4.6, 1.5.2, 1.6 beta 2
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Django. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Django software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

The 'URLField' of the administrative interface (django.contrib.admin) is affected.

Lukasz Langa reported this vulnerability.

The django.utils.http.is_safe_url() function is affected.

Nick Bruun reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Django software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.4.6, 1.5.2, 1.6 beta 2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2013/aug/13/security-releases-issued/

Vendor URL:  www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2013/aug/13/security-releases-issued/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 14 2013 (Red Hat Issues Fix for OpenStack) Django Input Validation Flaws Permit Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
Red Hat has issued a fix for RedHat OpenStack 3.0.



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