Bug 913039 - Django: XML entity attacks
Summary: Django: XML entity attacks
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 913043 913044 913045 913048 913050 913054
Blocks: 916886
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-02-20 09:26 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:01 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-06-07 18:58:05 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0670 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: Django security update 2013-03-21 22:12:01 UTC

Description Kurt Seifried 2013-02-20 09:26:20 UTC
James Bennett of Django reports:

Django's serialization framework includes support for serializing to, and deserializing from, XML. Django's XML deserialization is vulnerable to entity-expansion and external-entity/DTD attacks.

To remedy this, Django's XML deserializer no longer allows DTDs, performs entity expansion, or fetches external entities/DTDs. Note that this only protects Django's XML serialization framework; if your application parses XML, we recommend you look into the defusedxml Python packages which remedy this for Python itself.

Because this issue also affects Python's XML libraries, it is covered by Python's CVE-2013-1664 and CVE-2013-1665.

External reference:
https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2013/feb/19/security/

Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2013-02-20 09:33:13 UTC
Created Django tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-5 [bug 913043]

Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2013-02-20 09:35:23 UTC
Created Django14 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 913045]

Comment 3 Kurt Seifried 2013-02-20 09:35:27 UTC
Created Django tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 913044]

Comment 4 Kurt Seifried 2013-02-20 09:38:01 UTC
Created Django tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-17 [bug 913048]

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-03-11 19:32:34 UTC
Django14-1.4.5-1.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-03-12 08:49:32 UTC
python-django-1.4.5-2.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-03-12 08:53:42 UTC
Django-1.4.5-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2013-03-21 18:12:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  OpenStack Folsom for RHEL 6

Via RHSA-2013:0670 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0670.html

Comment 11 Matthias Runge 2013-06-07 18:58:05 UTC
Every depending bug is fixed. Closing this one, too.


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