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[1.8.x] Fixed CVE-2017-7234 -- Fixed open redirect vulnerability in v…


This is a security fix.
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timgraham committed Mar 14, 2017
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Showing with 15 additions and 18 deletions.
  1. +4 −18 django/views/
  2. +11 −0 docs/releases/1.8.18.txt
@@ -12,9 +12,9 @@
from django.http import (
FileResponse, Http404, HttpResponse, HttpResponseNotModified,
from django.template import Context, Engine, TemplateDoesNotExist, loader
from django.utils._os import safe_join
from django.utils.http import http_date, parse_http_date
from django.utils.six.moves.urllib.parse import unquote
from django.utils.translation import ugettext as _, ugettext_lazy
@@ -36,25 +36,11 @@ def serve(request, path, document_root=None, show_indexes=False):
but if you'd like to override it, you can create a template called
path = posixpath.normpath(unquote(path))
path = path.lstrip('/')
newpath = ''
for part in path.split('/'):
if not part:
# Strip empty path components.
drive, part = os.path.splitdrive(part)
head, part = os.path.split(part)
if part in (os.curdir, os.pardir):
# Strip '.' and '..' in path.
newpath = os.path.join(newpath, part).replace('\\', '/')
if newpath and path != newpath:
return HttpResponseRedirect(newpath)
fullpath = os.path.join(document_root, newpath)
path = posixpath.normpath(unquote(path)).lstrip('/')
fullpath = safe_join(document_root, path)
if os.path.isdir(fullpath):
if show_indexes:
return directory_index(newpath, fullpath)
return directory_index(path, fullpath)
raise Http404(_("Directory indexes are not allowed here."))
if not os.path.exists(fullpath):
raise Http404(_('"%(path)s" does not exist') % {'path': fullpath})
@@ -5,3 +5,14 @@ Django 1.8.18 release notes
*April 4, 2017*
Django 1.8.18 fixes two security issues in 1.8.17.
CVE-2017-7234: Open redirect vulnerability in ``django.views.static.serve()``
A maliciously crafted URL to a Django site using the
:func:`~django.views.static.serve` view could redirect to any other domain. The
view no longer does any redirects as they don't provide any known, useful
Note, however, that this view has always carried a warning that it is not
hardened for production use and should be used only as a development aid.

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