Arbitrary account hijacking in Django

Published: 2019-12-18
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-19844
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Web applications / CMS

Vendor Django Software Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU23667

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19844

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to hijack another user account.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input when processing email addresses passed via the password reset form. A remote attacker with knowledge of a valid email address can use a specially crafted email that after Unicode transformation will be treated as the victim's email address and reset password for the victim's account to the attacker provided email address.


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Vulnerable software versions

Django: 3.0, 2.1.0 - 2.2.8, 1.1 - 1.11.26

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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