[USN-3790-2] Requests vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Oct 22 18:13:20 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3790-2
October 22, 2018

requests vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 18.10


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


USN-3790-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Requests. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.10

Original advisory details:

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

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
  python-requests                 2.18.4-2ubuntu0.18.10.1
  python3-requests                2.18.4-2ubuntu0.18.10.1

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


Package Information:
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