Django 2.2.3 release notes

July 1, 2019

Django 2.2.3 fixes a security issue and several bugs in 2.2.2. Also, the latest string translations from Transifex are incorporated.

CVE-2019-12781: Incorrect HTTP detection with reverse-proxy connecting via HTTPS

When deployed behind a reverse-proxy connecting to Django via HTTPS, django.http.HttpRequest.scheme would incorrectly detect client requests made via HTTP as using HTTPS. This entails incorrect results for is_secure(), and build_absolute_uri(), and that HTTP requests would not be redirected to HTTPS in accordance with SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT.

HttpRequest.scheme now respects SECURE_PROXY_SSL_HEADER, if it is configured, and the appropriate header is set on the request, for both HTTP and HTTPS requests.

If you deploy Django behind a reverse-proxy that forwards HTTP requests, and that connects to Django via HTTPS, be sure to verify that your application correctly handles code paths relying on scheme, is_secure(), build_absolute_uri(), and SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT.


  • Fixed a regression in Django 2.2 where Avg, StdDev, and Variance crash with filter argument (#30542).
  • Fixed a regression in Django 2.2.2 where auto-reloader crashes with AttributeError, e.g. when using ipdb (#30588).
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