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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Django Vendors:   djangoproject.com
Django Google Analytics Cookie Parsing Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036899
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036899
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7401   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 27 2016
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.8.x, 1.9.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Django. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML page or URL that, when loaded by the target authenticated user, will exploit a flaw in the interaction between Google Analytics and Django's cookie parsing code and set arbitrary cookies to take actions on the target interface acting as the target user.

Web sites that use Google Analytics are affected.

Sergey Bobrov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the target system acting as the target authenticated user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.8.15, 1.9.10).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2016/sep/26/security-releases/

Vendor URL:  www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2016/sep/26/security-releases/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, 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.
Sep 27 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Django Google Analytics Cookie Parsing Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, and 16.04 LTS.



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