[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

Summary:

Requests could be made to expose cookies over the network.

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

Details:

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.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2531-1
  CVE-2015-2296

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/requests/2.3.0-1ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/requests/2.2.1-1ubuntu0.2


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 819 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/attachments/20150316/88b4d99a/attachment.pgp>


More information about the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list