django up to 1.2.7 input validation

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A vulnerability was found in django up to 1.2.7 (Content Management System). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

The django.forms.ImageField class in the form system in Django before 1.3.2 and 1.4.x before 1.4.1 completely decompresses image data during image validation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by uploading an image file.

The weakness was presented 07/31/2012 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2012-3443 since 06/14/2012. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 61538 (Debian DSA-2529-1 : python-django - several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195270 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Python-django Vulnerabilities (USN-1560-1)).

Upgrading to version 1.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (77285) and Tenable (61538). See 61459 and 61457 for similar entries.






CPE 2.3info

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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 61538
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2529-1 : python-django - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 892529
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2529-1 (python-django - several vulnerabilities
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Advisory: DSA-2529
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CVE: CVE-2012-3443 (🔍)

X-Force: 77285
Vulnerability Center: 35928 - Django Before 1.3.2 and 1.4.x Before 1.4.1 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 54742 - Django Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/07/2021 09:11 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (60), 04/15/2017 07:42 PM (11), 12/07/2021 09:07 AM (3), 12/07/2021 09:11 AM (2)
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