Django 2.0.8 release notes

August 1, 2018

Django 2.0.8 fixes a security issue and several bugs in 2.0.7.

CVE-2018-14574: Open redirect possibility in CommonMiddleware

If the CommonMiddleware and the APPEND_SLASH setting are both enabled, and if the project has a URL pattern that accepts any path ending in a slash (many content management systems have such a pattern), then a request to a maliciously crafted URL of that site could lead to a redirect to another site, enabling phishing and other attacks.

CommonMiddleware now escapes leading slashes to prevent redirects to other domains.


  • Fixed a regression in Django 2.0.7 that broke the regex lookup on MariaDB (even though MariaDB isn’t officially supported) (#29544).
  • Fixed a regression where django.template.Template crashed if the template_string argument is lazy (#29617).
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