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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Django Vendors:   djangoproject.com
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Django 'AuthenticationForm' Regression Error Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040424
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040424
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6188   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 22 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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

The 'django.contrib.auth.forms.AuthenticationForm' component invokes the confirm_login_allowed() method for incorrect passwords due to a regression error. A remote user can send a specially crafted request to determine if a specified user account is inactive. In some cases, this can be exploited to obtain additional potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Jack Cushman reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3559-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3559-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  17.10

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