Django2.0手册:Django’s security policies

Django’s development team is strongly committed to responsible
reporting and disclosure of security-related issues. As such, we’ve
adopted and follow a set of policies which conform to that ideal and
are geared toward allowing us to deliver timely security updates to
the official distribution of Django, as well as to third-party

Reporting security issues¶

Short version: please report security issues by emailing

Most normal bugs in Django are reported to our public Trac instance, but
due to the sensitive nature of security issues, we ask that they not be
publicly reported in this fashion.

Instead, if you believe you’ve found something in Django which has security
implications, please send a description of the issue via email to Mail sent to that address reaches the security

Once you’ve submitted an issue via email, you should receive an acknowledgment
from a member of the security team within 48 hours, and depending on the
action to be taken, you may receive further followup emails.

Sending encrypted reports

If you want to send an encrypted email (optional), the public key ID for is 0xfcb84b8d1d17f80b, and this public
key is available from most commonly-used keyservers.

Supported versions¶

At any given time, the Django team provides official security support
for several versions of Django:

  • The master development branch, hosted on GitHub, which will become the
    next major release of Django, receives security support. Security issues that
    only affect the master development branch and not any stable released versions
    are fixed in public without going through the disclosure process.
  • The two most recent Django release series receive security
    support. For example, during the development cycle leading to the
    release of Django 1.5, support will be provided for Django 1.4 and
    Django 1.3. Upon the release of Django 1.5, Django 1.3’s security
    support will end.
  • Long-term support releases will receive security updates for a
    specified period.

When new releases are issued for security reasons, the accompanying
notice will include a list of affected versions. This list is
comprised solely of supported versions of Django: older versions may
also be affected, but we do not investigate to determine that, and
will not issue patches or new releases for those versions.

How Django discloses security issues¶

Our process for taking a security issue from private discussion to
public disclosure involves multiple steps.

Approximately one week before public disclosure, we send two notifications:

First, we notify django-announce of the date and approximate time of the
upcoming security release, as well as the severity of the issues. This is to
aid organizations that need to ensure they have staff available to handle
triaging our announcement and upgrade Django as needed. Severity levels are:


  • Remote code execution
  • SQL injection


  • Cross site scripting (XSS)
  • Cross site request forgery (CSRF)
  • Broken authentication


  • Sensitive data exposure
  • Broken session management
  • Unvalidated redirects/forwards
  • Issues requiring an uncommon configuration option

Second, we notify a list of people and organizations, primarily composed of operating-system vendors and
other distributors of Django. This email is signed with the PGP key of someone
from Django’s release team and consists of:

  • A full description of the issue and the affected versions of Django.
  • The steps we will be taking to remedy the issue.
  • The patch(es), if any, that will be applied to Django.
  • The date on which the Django team will apply these patches, issue
    new releases and publicly disclose the issue.

On the day of disclosure, we will take the following steps:

  1. Apply the relevant patch(es) to Django’s codebase.
  2. Issue the relevant release(s), by placing new packages on the
    Python Package Index
    and on the Django website, and tagging the
    new release(s) in Django’s git repository.
  3. Post a public entry on the official Django development blog,
    describing the issue and its resolution in detail, pointing to the
    relevant patches and new releases, and crediting the reporter of
    the issue (if the reporter wishes to be publicly identified).
  4. Post a notice to the django-announce and
    mailing lists that links to the blog post.

If a reported issue is believed to be particularly time-sensitive —
due to a known exploit in the wild, for example — the time between
advance notification and public disclosure may be shortened

Additionally, if we have reason to believe that an issue reported to
us affects other frameworks or tools in the Python/web ecosystem, we
may privately contact and discuss those issues with the appropriate
maintainers, and coordinate our own disclosure and resolution with

The Django team also maintains an archive of security issues
disclosed in Django

Who receives advance notification¶

The full list of people and organizations who receive advance
notification of security issues is not and will not be made public.

We also aim to keep this list as small as effectively possible, in
order to better manage the flow of confidential information prior to
disclosure. As such, our notification list is not simply a list of
users of Django, and merely being a user of Django is not sufficient
reason to be placed on the notification list.

In broad terms, recipients of security notifications fall into three

  1. Operating-system vendors and other distributors of Django who
    provide a suitably-generic (i.e., not an individual’s personal
    email address) contact address for reporting issues with their
    Django package, or for general security reporting. In either case,
    such addresses must not forward to public mailing lists or bug
    trackers. Addresses which forward to the private email of an
    individual maintainer or security-response contact are acceptable,
    although private security trackers or security-response groups are
    strongly preferred.
  2. On a case-by-case basis, individual package maintainers who have
    demonstrated a commitment to responding to and responsibly acting
    on these notifications.
  3. On a case-by-case basis, other entities who, in the judgment of the
    Django development team, need to be made aware of a pending
    security issue. Typically, membership in this group will consist of
    some of the largest and/or most likely to be severely impacted
    known users or distributors of Django, and will require a
    demonstrated ability to responsibly receive, keep confidential and
    act on these notifications.

Requesting notifications¶

If you believe that you, or an organization you are authorized to
represent, fall into one of the groups listed above, you can ask to be
added to Django’s notification list by emailing Please use the subject line “Security
notification request”.

Your request must include the following information:

  • Your full, real name and the name of the organization you represent,
    if applicable, as well as your role within that organization.
  • A detailed explanation of how you or your organization fit at least
    one set of criteria listed above.
  • A detailed explanation of why you are requesting security notifications.
    Again, please keep in mind that this is not simply a list for users of
    Django, and the overwhelming majority of users should subscribe to
    django-announce to receive advanced notice of when a security release will
    happen, without the details of the issues, rather than request detailed
  • The email address you would like to have added to our notification
  • An explanation of who will be receiving/reviewing mail sent to that
    address, as well as information regarding any automated actions that
    will be taken (i.e., filing of a confidential issue in a bug
  • For individuals, the ID of a public key associated with your address
    which can be used to verify email received from you and encrypt
    email sent to you, as needed.

Once submitted, your request will be considered by the Django
development team; you will receive a reply notifying you of the result
of your request within 30 days.

Please also bear in mind that for any individual or organization,
receiving security notifications is a privilege granted at the sole
discretion of the Django development team, and that this privilege can
be revoked at any time, with or without explanation.