[USN-3790-1] Requests vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Oct 15 12:56:33 UTC 2018


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3790-1
October 15, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Requests could be made to expose sensitive information if it
received a specially crafted HTTP header.

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

Details:

It was discovered that Requests incorrectly handled certain HTTP
headers. An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive
information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  python-requests                 2.18.4-2ubuntu0.1
  python3-requests                2.18.4-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  python-requests                 2.9.1-3ubuntu0.1
  python3-requests                2.9.1-3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-requests                 2.2.1-1ubuntu0.4
  python-requests-whl             2.2.1-1ubuntu0.4
  python3-requests                2.2.1-1ubuntu0.4

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3790-1
  CVE-2018-18074

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/requests/2.18.4-2ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/requests/2.9.1-3ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/requests/2.2.1-1ubuntu0.4
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