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Resource Management Errors

CVE-2015-2316

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

The utils.html.strip_tags function in Django 1.6.x before 1.6.11, 1.7.x before 1.7.7, and 1.8.x before 1.8c1, when using certain versions of Python, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by increasing the length of the input string. Branches prior to 1.6.x are unsupported and might be vulnerable as well.

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  • NETWORK
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  • PARTIAL

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published