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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.702758
Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian Security Advisory DSA 2758-1 (python-django - denial of service)
Summary:It was discovered that python-django, a high-level Python web;development framework, is prone to a denial of service vulnerability;via large passwords.;;A non-authenticated remote attacker could mount a denial of service by;submitting arbitrarily large passwords, tying up server resources in;the expensive computation of the corresponding hashes to verify the;password.
Description:Summary:
It was discovered that python-django, a high-level Python web
development framework, is prone to a denial of service vulnerability
via large passwords.

A non-authenticated remote attacker could mount a denial of service by
submitting arbitrarily large passwords, tying up server resources in
the expensive computation of the corresponding hashes to verify the
password.

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+squeeze8.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.5-1+deb7u4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.

CVSS Score:
5.0

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-1443
Debian Security Information: DSA-2758 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2758
http://python.6.x6.nabble.com/Set-a-reasonable-upper-bound-on-password-length-td5032218.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1541 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-10/msg00015.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1685 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-11/msg00035.html
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