RHSA-2016:0502 - Security Advisory
Moderate: python-django security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
An update for python-django is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and a clean, pragmatic design. It focuses on automating as much as possible and adhering to the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle.
- An open-redirect flaw was found in the way Django's django.utils.http.is_safe_url() function filtered authentication URLs. An attacker able to trick a victim into visiting a crafted URL could use this flaw to redirect that victim to a malicious site. (CVE-2016-2512)
- A timing attack flaw was found in the way Django's PBKDF2PasswordHasher performed password hashing. Passwords hashed with an older version of PBKDF2PasswordHasher used less hashing iterations, and thus allowed an attacker to enumerate existing users based on the time differences in the login requests. (CVE-2016-2513)
Red Hat would like to thank the Django project for reporting these issues.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
- Red Hat OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 6 x86_64
- BZ - 1311431 - CVE-2016-2512 python-django: Malicious redirect and possible XSS attack via user-supplied redirect URLs containing basic auth
- BZ - 1311438 - CVE-2016-2513 python-django: User enumeration through timing difference on password hasher work factor upgrade
Red Hat OpenStack 5.0 for RHEL 6