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Django 1.5.2 release notes¶
August 13, 2013
This is Django 1.5.2, a bugfix and security release for Django 1.5.
Mitigated possible XSS attack via user-supplied redirect URLs¶
Django relies on user input in some cases (e.g.
i18n) to redirect the user to an “on success” URL.
The security checks for these redirects (namely
django.utils.http.is_safe_url()) didn’t check if the scheme is
and as such allowed
is_safe_url() to provide safe redirect targets and put such a
URL into a link, they could suffer from a XSS attack. This bug doesn’t affect
Django currently, since we only put this URL into the
XSS vulnerability in
URLField is used in Django 1.5, it displays the
current value of the field and a link to the target on the admin change page.
The display routine of this widget was flawed and allowed for XSS.
- Fixed a crash with
prefetch_related()(#19607) as well as some
prefetch_related(#20157 and #20257).
- Fixed a regression in
django.contrib.gisin the Google Map output on Python 3 (#20773).
DjangoTestSuiteRunner.setup_databasesproperly handle aliases for the default database (#19940) and prevented
teardown_databasesfrom attempting to tear down aliases (#20681).
- Fixed the
get_many()method on Python 3 (#20722).
django.contrib.humanizetranslation syntax errors. Affected languages: Mexican Spanish, Mongolian, Romanian, Turkish (#20695).
- Added support for wheel packages (#19252).
- The CSRF token now rotates when a user logs in.
- Some Python 3 compatibility fixes including #20212 and #20025.
- Fixed some rare cases where
get()exceptions recursed infinitely (#20278).
makemessagesno longer crashes with
geojsondetection with Spatialite.
assertContains()once again works with binary content (#20237).
ManyToManyFieldif it has a unicode
- Ensured that the WSGI request’s path is correctly based on the
SCRIPT_NAMEenvironment variable or the
FORCE_SCRIPT_NAMEsetting, regardless of whether or not either has a trailing slash (#20169).
- Fixed an obscure bug with the
override_settings()decorator. If you hit an
AttributeError: 'Settings' object has no attribute '_original_allowed_hosts'exception, it’s probably fixed (#20636).