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Archive of security issues

Django’s development team is strongly committed to responsible reporting and disclosure of security-related issues, as outlined in Django’s security policies.

As part of that commitment, we maintain the following historical list of issues which have been fixed and disclosed. For each issue, the list below includes the date, a brief description, the CVE identifier if applicable, a list of affected versions, a link to the full disclosure and links to the appropriate patch(es).

Some important caveats apply to this information:

  • Lists of affected versions include only those versions of Django which had stable, security-supported releases at the time of disclosure. This means older versions (whose security support had expired) and versions which were in pre-release (alpha/beta/RC) states at the time of disclosure may have been affected, but are not listed.
  • The Django project has on occasion issued security advisories, pointing out potential security problems which can arise from improper configuration or from other issues outside of Django itself. Some of these advisories have received CVEs; when that is the case, they are listed here, but as they have no accompanying patches or releases, only the description, disclosure and CVE will be listed.

Issues prior to Django’s security process

Some security issues were handled before Django had a formalized security process in use. For these, new releases may not have been issued at the time and CVEs may not have been assigned.

August 16, 2006 - CVE-2007-0404

CVE-2007-0404: Filename validation issue in translation framework. Full description

Versions affected

January 21, 2007 - CVE-2007-0405

CVE-2007-0405: Apparent “caching” of authenticated user. Full description

Versions affected

Issues under Django’s security process

All other security issues have been handled under versions of Django’s security process. These are listed below.

October 26, 2007 - CVE-2007-5712

CVE-2007-5712: Denial-of-service via arbitrarily-large Accept-Language header. Full description

Versions affected

May 14, 2008 - CVE-2008-2302

CVE-2008-2302: XSS via admin login redirect. Full description

Versions affected

September 2, 2008 - CVE-2008-3909

CVE-2008-3909: CSRF via preservation of POST data during admin login. Full description

Versions affected

July 28, 2009 - CVE-2009-2659

CVE-2009-2659: Directory-traversal in development server media handler. Full description

Versions affected

October 9, 2009 - CVE-2009-3965

CVE-2009-3965: Denial-of-service via pathological regular expression performance. Full description

Versions affected

September 8, 2010 - CVE-2010-3082

CVE-2010-3082: XSS via trusting unsafe cookie value. Full description

Versions affected

December 22, 2010 - CVE-2010-4534

CVE-2010-4534: Information leakage in administrative interface. Full description

Versions affected

December 22, 2010 - CVE-2010-4535

CVE-2010-4535: Denial-of-service in password-reset mechanism. Full description

Versions affected

February 8, 2011 - CVE-2011-0696

CVE-2011-0696: CSRF via forged HTTP headers. Full description

Versions affected

February 8, 2011 - CVE-2011-0697

CVE-2011-0697: XSS via unsanitized names of uploaded files. Full description

Versions affected

February 8, 2011 - CVE-2011-0698

CVE-2011-0698: Directory-traversal on Windows via incorrect path-separator handling. Full description

Versions affected

September 9, 2011 - CVE-2011-4136

CVE-2011-4136: Session manipulation when using memory-cache-backed session. Full description

Versions affected

September 9, 2011 - CVE-2011-4137

CVE-2011-4137: Denial-of-service via via URLField.verify_exists. Full description

Versions affected

September 9, 2011 - CVE-2011-4138

CVE-2011-4138: Information leakage/arbitrary request issuance via URLField.verify_exists. Full description

Versions affected

September 9, 2011 - CVE-2011-4139

CVE-2011-4139: Host header cache poisoning. Full description

Versions affected

September 9, 2011 - CVE-2011-4140

CVE-2011-4140: Potential CSRF via Host header. Full description

Versions affected

This notification was an advisory only, so no patches were issued.

  • Django 1.2
  • Django 1.3

July 30, 2012 - CVE-2012-3442

CVE-2012-3442: XSS via failure to validate redirect scheme. Full description

Versions affected

July 30, 2012 - CVE-2012-3443

CVE-2012-3443: Denial-of-service via compressed image files. Full description

Versions affected

July 30, 2012 - CVE-2012-3444

CVE-2012-3444: Denial-of-service via large image files. Full description

Versions affected

October 17, 2012 - CVE-2012-4520

CVE-2012-4520: Host header poisoning. Full description

Versions affected

December 10, 2012 - No CVE 1

Additional hardening of Host header handling. Full description

Versions affected

December 10, 2012 - No CVE 2

Additional hardening of redirect validation. Full description

Versions affected

February 19, 2013 - No CVE

Additional hardening of Host header handling. Full description

Versions affected

February 19, 2013 - CVE-2013-1664/1665

CVE-2013-1664 and CVE-2013-1665: Entity-based attacks against Python XML libraries. Full description

Versions affected

February 19, 2013 - CVE-2013-0305

CVE-2013-0305: Information leakage via admin history log. Full description

Versions affected

February 19, 2013 - CVE-2013-0306

CVE-2013-0306: Denial-of-service via formset max_num bypass. Full description

Versions affected

August 13, 2013 - Awaiting CVE 1

(CVE not yet issued): XSS via admin trusting URLField values. Full description

Versions affected

August 13, 2013 - Awaiting CVE 2

(CVE not yet issued): Possible XSS via unvalidated URL redirect schemes. Full description

Versions affected

September 10, 2013 - CVE-2013-4315

CVE-2013-4315 Directory-traversal via ssi template tag. Full description

Versions affected

September 14, 2013 - CVE-2013-1443

CVE-2013-1443: Denial-of-service via large passwords. Full description

Versions affected

April 21, 2014 - CVE-2014-2014-0472

CVE-2014-0472: Unexpected code execution using reverse(). Full description

Versions affected

April 21, 2014 - CVE-2014-2014-0473

CVE-2014-0473: Caching of anonymous pages could reveal CSRF token. Full description

Versions affected

April 21, 2014 - CVE-2014-2014-0472

CVE-2014-0474: MySQL typecasting causes unexpected query results. Full description

Versions affected

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