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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Django Vendors:   djangoproject.com
(Ubuntu Issues Fix for Django) Django Date Template Filter Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Application Settings Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034238
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034238
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-8213   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 24 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Django. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system. Django is affected.

The django.utils.formats.get_format() date template filter does not properly process user-supplied date values. A remote user can supply a specially crafted value to a target that passes the user-supplied value to the date filter to obtain arbitrary secret values from the application's settings.

Ryan Butterfield reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive application settings data on the target system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix for Django.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2816-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2816-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.04, 15.10

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