Two security issues have been reported in Django, which can be exploited by malicious users to disclose potentially sensitive information and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
1) The Django "django.contrib.admin" administrative interface support does not properly filter lookup arguments passed via the query string, which can be exploited to e.g. gain access to sensitive information.
Successful exploitation of this security issue requires access to the administrative interface.
2) The Django "django.contrib.auth" authentication support does not restrict the maximum size of the base36 integer part of password reset tokens, which can cause a high CPU consumption by sending multiple specially crafted password reset tokens.
Solution: Update to version 1.1.3 or 1.2.4.
Provided and/or discovered by: 1) Adam Baldwin
2) The vendor credits Paul McMillan
Original Advisory: Django Project:
1) Adam Baldwin:
Do you have additional information related to this advisory?
Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this
information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Django Two Security Issues
No posts yet
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Secunia Customer Login
Not a customer already?
Learn more about how our market leading Vulnerability Management solutions can help you manage risk and ensure compliance.