Improper access control in Django

Published: 2021-12-07
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-44420
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Web applications / CMS

Vendor Django Software Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU58552

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-44420

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions. A remote attacker can send specially crafted HTTP requests for URLs with trailing newlines and bypass an upstream access control based on URL paths.


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Vulnerable software versions

Django: 2.2 - 4.0

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?