[USN-2531-1] Requests vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Mar 16 13:50:29 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1
March 16, 2015

requests vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Requests could be made to expose cookies over the network.

Software Description:
- requests: elegant and simple HTTP library for Python


Matthew Daley discovered that Requests incorrectly handled cookies without
host values when being redirected. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to perform session fixation or cookie stealing attacks.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10:
  python-requests                 2.3.0-1ubuntu0.1
  python3-requests                2.3.0-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-requests                 2.2.1-1ubuntu0.2
  python3-requests                2.2.1-1ubuntu0.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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