Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 913043
CVE-2013-0305 CVE-2013-0306 Django various flaws [epel-5]
Last modified: 2013-03-22 03:07:45 EDT
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Django on EPEL5 is Django-1.1, it doesn't receive any updates any more since Django-1.3 was released, and that has been a loooong time.
Can you make sure it's properly obsoleted and removed form EPEL if it's no longer updated with security fixes?
Never Django versions require never python versions, e.g. Django 1.5 (current version) requires python2.7 or python 3.
Of course I can deprecate and retire from EPEL5, but what does this help?
We don't want to ship packages that contain security vulnerabilities, I suppose, especially when alternatives exist (people who really want to use Django on EL5 could install Django 1.4.x on top of python26-virtualenv - though when Django 1.4.x also goes out of support they'd be in a pickle)
As explained by Michel, keeping known vulnerable and known unsupported package around is not ideal. Its removal can also prevent similar future bugs.
I absolutely agree, I've sent a mail about retiring Django-1.1 to epel-devel list: