[USN-2531-1] Requests vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Mar 16 13:50:29 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1
March 16, 2015
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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