Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4161-1 python-django -- security update

Date Reported:
01 Apr 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-7536, CVE-2018-7537.
More information:

James Davis discovered two issues in Django, a high-level Python web development framework, that can lead to a denial-of-service attack. An attacker with control on the input of the django.utils.html.urlize() function or django.utils.text.Truncator's chars() and words() methods could craft a string that might stuck the execution of the application.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.11-1+deb8u3.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.10.7-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-django packages.

For the detailed security status of python-django please refer to its security tracker page at: