An update for python-django is now available for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0(Mitaka).Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact ofModerate.
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Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid developmentand a clean, pragmatic design.
It focuses on automating as much as possible andadhering to the DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) principle.The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:python-django (1.8.15). (BZ#1378622)Security Fix(es):* A CSRF flaw was found in Django, where an interaction between Google Analyticsand Django’s cookie parsing could allow an attacker to set arbitrary cookiesleading to a bypass of CSRF protection.
In this update, the parser for”request.COOKIES” has been simplified to better match browser behavior and tomitigate this attack. ”request.COOKIES” may now contain cookies that areinvalid according to RFC 6265 but are possible to set using ”document.cookie”.(CVE-2016-7401)Red Hat would like to thank the upstream Django project for reporting thisissue.
1377376 – CVE-2016-7401 python-django: CSRF protection bypass on a site with Google Analytics
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