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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-6044

Original release date: 10/04/2013
Last revised: 12/10/2013


The is_safe_url function in utils/http.py in Django 1.4.x before 1.4.6, 1.5.x before 1.5.2, and 1.6 before beta 2 treats a URL's scheme as safe even if it is not HTTP or HTTPS, which might introduce cross-site scripting (XSS) or other vulnerabilities into Django applications that use this function, as demonstrated by "the login view in django.contrib.auth.views" and the javascript: scheme.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130814 [CVE request] Django 1.4.6 security release
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2013/aug/13/security-releases-issued
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:1541
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/django/django/commit/1a274ccd6bc1afbdac80344c9b6e5810c1162b5f
External Source: XF
Name: django-issafeurl-xss(86437)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1521
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 54476
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/django/django/commit/ae3535169af804352517b7fea94a42a1c9c4b762
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/django/django/commit/ec67af0bd609c412b76eaa4cc89968a2a8e5ad6a
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130819 Re: [CVE request] Django 1.4.6 security release
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1028915
External Source: BID
Name: 61777

Technical Details

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  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)