October 23, 2013
Django 1.5.5 fixes a couple security-related bugs and several other bugs in the 1.5 series.
Django 1.5.4 imposes a 4096-byte limit on passwords in order to mitigate a denial-of-service attack through submission of bogus but extremely large passwords. In Django 1.5.5, we’ve reverted this change and instead improved the speed of our PBKDF2 algorithm by not rehashing the key on every iteration.
This behavior introduced as a security hardening measure in Django 1.5.2 did not work properly and is now fixed.
Fixed a data corruption bug with
Fixed a Python 3 incompatibility in
Fixed a couple data corruption issues with
QuerySet edge cases under
Oracle and MySQL (#21203, #21126).
Fixed crashes when using combinations of
been removed. Use
socket.error provided by the standard library instead.