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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3089-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3089-1
Posted Sep 27, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3089-1 - Sergey Bobrov discovered that Django incorrectly parsed cookies when being used with Google Analytics. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to set arbitrary cookies leading to a CSRF protection bypass.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-7401
SHA-256 | 1429af6725fcfdc8874b40c166000833bee38d63c06de42ce71e433a12f523fb

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3089-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3089-1
September 27, 2016

python-django vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Django could be made to set arbitrary cookies.

Software Description:
- python-django: High-level Python web development framework

Details:

Sergey Bobrov discovered that Django incorrectly parsed cookies when being
used with Google Analytics. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to set arbitrary cookies leading to a CSRF protection bypass.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
python-django 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.2
python3-django 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
python-django 1.6.1-2ubuntu0.15

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
python-django 1.3.1-4ubuntu1.21

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3089-1
CVE-2016-7401

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.8.7-1ubuntu5.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.6.1-2ubuntu0.15
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-django/1.3.1-4ubuntu1.21


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