Django Exploits Repaired in Ubuntu 12.10

Users have to update the system in order to fix the problem

  Ubuntu 12.10 desktop
On March 8, Canonical published details about Django vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

On March 8, Canonical published details about Django vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, several security issues were fixed in Django. For example, it was discovered that Django incorrectly handled a large number of forms when generating formsets. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Django to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service.

For a more detailed description of the security problems, you can visit Canonical's security notification.

Users can simply fix the security flaws by upgrading the operating systems to the latest python-django package, specific to each distribution.

A normal system update, executed with the Update Manager, will implement all the necessary changes. A complete system restart is not necessary.

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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