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CVE-2012-4520

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-10-17
Bugzilla: 865164: CVE-2012-4520 Django: Host header poisoning vulnerability

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The django.http.HttpRequest.get_host function in Django 1.3.x before 1.3.4 and 1.4.x before 1.4.2 allows remote attackers to generate and display arbitrary URLs via crafted username and password Host header values.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4520 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the upstream Django project for reporting this vulnerability.

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