Django security releases issued: 3.0.7 and 2.2.13

Posted by Carlton Gibson on June 3, 2020

In accordance with our security release policy, the Django team is issuing Django 3.0.7 and Django 2.2.13. These releases address the security issue detailed below. We encourage all users of Django to upgrade as soon as possible.

CVE-2020-13254: Potential data leakage via malformed memcached keys

In cases where a memcached backend does not perform key validation, passing malformed cache keys could result in a key collision, and potential data leakage. In order to avoid this vulnerability, key validation is added to the memcached cache backends.

Thank you to Dan Palmer for the report and patch.

CVE-2020-13596: Possible XSS via admin ForeignKeyRawIdWidget

Query parameters for the admin ForeignKeyRawIdWidget were not properly URL encoded, posing an XSS attack vector. ForeignKeyRawIdWidget now ensures query parameters are correctly URL encoded.

Thank you to Jon Dufresne for the report and patch.

Affected supported versions

  • Django master branch
  • Django 3.1 (currently at alpha status)
  • Django 3.0
  • Django 2.2


Patches to resolve the issue have been applied to Django's master branch and the 3.1, 3.0, and 2.2 release branches. The patches may be obtained from the following changesets:



The following releases have been issued:

The PGP key ID used for these releases is Carlton Gibson: E17DF5C82B4F9D00.

General notes regarding security reporting

As always, we ask that potential security issues be reported via private email to, and not via Django's Trac instance or the django-developers list. Please see our security policies for further information.

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