Django up to 1.2.7 get_image_dimensions memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Django up to 1.2.7 (Content Management System). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function get_image_dimensions. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The weakness was shared 07/31/2012 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2012-3444 since 06/14/2012. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

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 SecurityFocus (BID 54742), X-Force (77286), Vulnerability Center (SBV-35929) and Tenable (61538). The entries 61458 and 61457 are related to this item.




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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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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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CVE: CVE-2012-3444 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 54742 - Django Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
X-Force: 77286
Vulnerability Center: 35929 - Django Before 1.3.2 and 1.4.x Before 1.4.1 Remote DoS Vulnerability via a Large TIFF Image, Medium

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 04/15/2017 07:42 PM
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