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[0.96.X] SECURITY ALERT: Corrected a problem with the Admin media han…

…dler that could lead to the exposure of system files. Thanks to Gary Wilson for the patch.

This is a security-related backport of r11351. A full announcement will be forthcoming.

git-svn-id: bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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freakboy3742 committed Jul 29, 2009
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@@ -1192,9 +1192,7 @@ def inner_run():
print "Development server is running at http://%s:%s/" % (addr, port)
print "Quit the server with %s." % quit_command
import django
path = admin_media_dir or django.__path__[0] + '/contrib/admin/media'
handler = AdminMediaHandler(WSGIHandler(), path)
handler = AdminMediaHandler(WSGIHandler(), admin_media_path)
run(addr, int(port), handler)
except WSGIServerException, e:
# Use helpful error messages instead of ugly tracebacks.
@@ -11,6 +11,8 @@
from types import ListType, StringType
import os, re, sys, time, urllib

from django.utils._os import safe_join

__version__ = "0.1"
__all__ = ['WSGIServer','WSGIRequestHandler','demo_app']

@@ -599,11 +601,25 @@ def __init__(self, application, media_dir=None):
self.application = application
if not media_dir:
import django
self.media_dir = django.__path__[0] + '/contrib/admin/media'
self.media_dir = \
os.path.join(django.__path__[0], 'contrib', 'admin', 'media')
self.media_dir = media_dir
self.media_url = settings.ADMIN_MEDIA_PREFIX

def file_path(self, url):
Returns the path to the media file on disk for the given URL.
The passed URL is assumed to begin with ADMIN_MEDIA_PREFIX. If the
resultant file path is outside the media directory, then a ValueError
is raised.
relative_url = url[len(self.media_url):]
relative_path = urllib.url2pathname(relative_url)
return safe_join(self.media_dir, relative_path)

def __call__(self, environ, start_response):
import os.path

@@ -614,19 +630,25 @@ def __call__(self, environ, start_response):
return self.application(environ, start_response)

# Find the admin file and serve it up, if it exists and is readable.
relative_url = environ['PATH_INFO'][len(self.media_url):]
file_path = os.path.join(self.media_dir, relative_url)
file_path = self.file_path(environ['PATH_INFO'])
except ValueError: # Resulting file path was not valid.
status = '404 NOT FOUND'
headers = {'Content-type': 'text/plain'}
output = ['Page not found: %s' % environ['PATH_INFO']]
start_response(status, headers.items())
return output
if not os.path.exists(file_path):
status = '404 NOT FOUND'
headers = {'Content-type': 'text/plain'}
output = ['Page not found: %s' % file_path]
output = ['Page not found: %s' % environ['PATH_INFO']]
fp = open(file_path, 'rb')
except IOError:
status = '401 UNAUTHORIZED'
headers = {'Content-type': 'text/plain'}
output = ['Permission denied: %s' % file_path]
output = ['Permission denied: %s' % environ['PATH_INFO']]
status = '200 OK'
headers = {}
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@@ -0,0 +1,67 @@
Tests for django.core.servers.

import os

import django
from django.test import TestCase
from django.core.handlers.wsgi import WSGIHandler
from django.core.servers.basehttp import AdminMediaHandler

class AdminMediaHandlerTests(TestCase):

def setUp(self):
self.admin_media_file_path = \
os.path.join(django.__path__[0], 'contrib', 'admin', 'media')
self.handler = AdminMediaHandler(WSGIHandler())

def test_media_urls(self):
Tests that URLs that look like absolute file paths after the
settings.ADMIN_MEDIA_PREFIX don't turn into absolute file paths.
# Cases that should work on all platforms.
data = (
('/media/css/base.css', ('css', 'base.css')),
# Cases that should raise an exception.
bad_data = ()

# Add platform-specific cases.
if os.sep == '/':
data += (
# URL, tuple of relative path parts.
('/media/\\css/base.css', ('\\css', 'base.css')),
bad_data += (
elif os.sep == '\\':
bad_data += (
for url, path_tuple in data:
output = self.handler.file_path(url)
except ValueError:"Got a ValueError exception, but wasn't expecting"
" one. URL was: %s" % url)
rel_path = os.path.join(*path_tuple)
desired = os.path.normcase(
os.path.join(self.admin_media_file_path, rel_path))
self.assertEqual(output, desired,
"Got: %s, Expected: %s, URL was: %s" % (output, desired, url))
for url in bad_data:
output = self.handler.file_path(url)
except ValueError:
continue'URL: %s should have caused a ValueError exception.'
% url)

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