Ubuntu 2531-1: Requests vulnerability

    Date16 Mar 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Requests could be made to expose cookies over the network.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1
    March 16, 2015
    
    requests vulnerability
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    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
    
    
    
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