Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2758-1 python-django -- denial of service
- Date Reported:
- 17 Sep 2013
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 723043.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-1443.
- More information:
It was discovered that python-django, a high-level Python web develompent 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.
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.