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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.702740
Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian Security Advisory DSA 2740-2 (python-django - cross-site scripting vulnerability)
Summary:Nick Brunn reported a possible cross-site scripting vulnerability in;python-django, a high-level Python web development framework.;;The is_safe_url utility function used to validate that a used URL is on;the current host to avoid potentially dangerous redirects from;maliciously-constructed querystrings, worked as intended for HTTP and;HTTPS URLs, but permitted redirects to other schemes, such as;javascript:.;;The is_safe_url function has been modified to properly recognize and;reject URLs which specify a scheme other than HTTP or HTTPS, to prevent;cross-site scripting attacks through redirecting to other schemes.
Description:Summary:
Nick Brunn reported a possible cross-site scripting vulnerability in
python-django, a high-level Python web development framework.

The is_safe_url utility function used to validate that a used URL is on
the current host to avoid potentially dangerous redirects from
maliciously-constructed querystrings, worked as intended for HTTP and
HTTPS URLs, but permitted redirects to other schemes, such as
javascript:.

The is_safe_url function has been modified to properly recognize and
reject URLs which specify a scheme other than HTTP or HTTPS, to prevent
cross-site scripting attacks through redirecting to other schemes.

Affected Software/OS:
python-django on Debian Linux

Solution:
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.2.3-3+squeeze6.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.5-1+deb7u2.

For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.

CVSS Score:
4.3

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-6044
BugTraq ID: 61777
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/61777
Debian Security Information: DSA-2740 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2740
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2013/q3/369
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2013/q3/411
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:1521
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1521.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1028915
http://secunia.com/advisories/54476
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1541 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-10/msg00015.html
XForce ISS Database: django-issafeurl-xss(86437)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/86437
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