Package name
python-django
Date
2009-12-08
Advisory ID
MDVSA-2009:276-1
Affected versions
2008.0 i586 , 2008.0 x86_64

Problem description

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in python-django:

The Admin media handler in core/servers/basehttp.py in Django 1.0
and 0.96 does not properly map URL requests to expected static media
files, which allows remote attackers to conduct directory traversal
attacks and read arbitrary files via a crafted URL (CVE-2009-2659).

Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in the forms library in Django
1.0 before 1.0.4 and 1.1 before 1.1.1 allows remote attackers to cause
a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted (1) EmailField
(email address) or (2) URLField (URL) that triggers a large amount
of backtracking in a regular expression (CVE-2009-3695).

The versions of Django shipping with Mandriva Linux have been updated
to the latest patched version that include the fix for this issue.
In addition, they provide other bug fixes.

Update:

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers

Updated packages

2008.0 i586

 607821f203acf4d08d3c393cd55df0dd  2008.0/i586/python-django-1.0.4-0.1mdv2008.0.noarch.rpm 
 8c13586129f4f0282f3b0d0a57743f48  2008.0/SRPMS/python-django-1.0.4-0.1mdv2008.0.src.rpm

2008.0 x86_64

 7151a8cd8a22d1777e83a1b4d4c05400  2008.0/x86_64/python-django-1.0.4-0.1mdv2008.0.noarch.rpm 
 8c13586129f4f0282f3b0d0a57743f48  2008.0/SRPMS/python-django-1.0.4-0.1mdv2008.0.src.rpm

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