[ASA-201902-14] python-django: denial of service
anthraxx at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 12 23:14:48 UTC 2019
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201902-14
Date : 2019-02-12
CVE-ID : CVE-2019-6975
Package : python-django
Type : denial of service
Remote : Yes
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-881
The package python-django before version 2.1.6-1 is vulnerable to
denial of service.
Upgrade to 2.1.6-1.
# pacman -Syu "python-django>=2.1.6-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 2.1.6.
Django 1.11.x before 1.11.19, 2.0.x before 2.0.11, and 2.1.x before
2.1.6 allows uncontrolled memory consumption via a malicious attacker-
supplied value to the django.utils.numberformat.format() function.
If the affected numberformat function as used by contrib.admin as well
as the the floatformat, filesizeformat, and intcomma templates filters
receives a Decimal with a large number of digits or a large exponent,
it could lead to significant memory usage due to a call to
A remote attacker is able to crash a target server that uses float-
number-based filters by making the server filter numbers with very
large exponents or number of digits.
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