Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3338-1 python-django -- security update

Date Reported:
18 Aug 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-5963, CVE-2015-5964.
More information:

Lin Hua Cheng discovered that a session could be created when anonymously accessing the django.contrib.auth.views.logout view. This could allow remote attackers to saturate the session store or cause other users' session records to be evicted.

Additionally the contrib.sessions.backends.base.SessionBase.flush() and cache_db.SessionStore.flush() methods have been modified to avoid creating a new empty session as well.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.5-1+deb7u13.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.7-1+deb8u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed shortly.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.