Multiple Django Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu
Django is a powerful open-source web framework written in Python. It is intended to simplify and accelerate the process of producing web applications by offering a strong and adaptable framework for creating web-based software. The Ubuntu security updates revealed that several Django vulnerabilities that were discovered in 2023 have been patched in different versions of Ubuntu releases. It is highly recommended to update the packages to new versions as soon as possible to keep your system safe.
Django Vulnerabilities Addressed in Ubuntu
Date patched: 4 October, 2023
Wenchao Li identified an issue with the Django Truncator function, which did not correctly handle excessively long HTML input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger excessive resource consumption in Django, potentially resulting in a denial of service.
Date patched: 18 September, 2023
A vulnerability was found in Django, where it mishandled specific URIs containing an extensive number of Unicode characters. This flaw could potentially be exploited by a remote attacker to induce Django to consume excessive resources or crash, resulting in a denial of service.
Date patched: 5 July, 2023
Seokchan Yoon identified a problem in Django’s handling of specific regular expressions. A remote attacker could leverage this issue to trigger resource consumption in Django, potentially leading to a denial of service.
Date patched: 3 May, 2023
Moataz Al-Sharida and Nawaik found an issue in Django’s handling of multiple file uploads through a single form field. This vulnerability could potentially be exploited by a remote attacker to bypass certain validations.
Date patched: 14 February, 2023
Jakob Ackermann identified a problem in Django’s handling of specific file uploads. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to induce Django to consume resources, potentially resulting in a denial of service.
For more information about these vulnerabilities, you can refer to the Django security issues page.
These Django vulnerabilities have also been patched in different Ubuntu releases, including the end-of-life operating systems, Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04. So, the security updates are only available with an Ubuntu Pro subscription, which is not a cost-effective option.
Alternatively, you can consider using TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support, an affordable solution for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04. It offers vendor-grade security patching for up to five additional years after the end-of-life date so you can continue enjoying a safe and secure computing environment.
The sources for this article are available on Ubuntu Security Notices.