May 20, 2015
Django 1.8.2 fixes a security issue and several bugs in 1.8.1.
A change to
session.flush() in the
cached_db session backend in Django
1.8 mistakenly sets the session key to an empty string rather than
empty string is treated as a valid session key and the session cookie is set
accordingly. Any users with an empty string in their session cookie will use
the same session store.
session.flush() is called by
django.contrib.auth.logout() and, more seriously, by
django.contrib.auth.login() when a user switches accounts. If a user is
logged in and logs in again to a different account (without logging out) the
session is flushed to avoid reuse. After the session is flushed (and its
session key becomes
'') the account details are set on the session and the
session is saved. Any users with an empty string in their session cookie will
now be logged into that account.
Fixed check for template engine alias uniqueness (#24685).
Fixed crash when reusing the same
Case instance in a query
Corrected join promotion for
Case expressions. For example, annotating a
query with a
Case expression could unexpectedly filter out results
Q objects in expressions. Cases like
Case(When(~Q(friends__age__lte=30))) tried to generate a subquery which
resulted in a crash (#24705).
Fixed incorrect GROUP BY clause generation on MySQL when the query’s model has a self-referential foreign key (#24748).
isnull lookup for
Fixed a MySQL crash when a migration removes a combined index (unique_together or index_together) containing a foreign key (#24757).
On PostgreSQL, when no access is granted for the
Django now falls back to the default database when it normally requires a
“no database” connection (#24791).
Fixed display of
ForeignKey widget when it’s used
in a row with other fields (#24784).