Versions mentioned in the description apply to the upstream
Remediation section below for
Ubuntu:16.04 relevant versions.
Django 1.10 before 1.10.7, 1.9 before 1.9.13, and 1.8 before 1.8.18 relies on user input in some cases to redirect the user to an "on success" URL. The security check for these redirects (namely
django.utils.http.is_safe_url()) considered some numeric URLs "safe" when they shouldn't be, aka an open redirect vulnerability. Also, if a developer relies on
is_safe_url() to provide safe redirect targets and puts such a URL into a link, they could suffer from an XSS attack.
python-django to version 1.8.7-1ubuntu5.5 or higher.