Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5837-2
February 01, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
Django could be made to consume memory if it received specially crafted
– python-django: High-level Python web development framework
USN-5837-1 fixed a vulnerability in Django. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Nick Pope discovered that Django incorrectly handled certain
Accept-Language headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause Django to consume memory, leading to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.