Ubuntu 3790-1: Requests vulnerability

    Date15 Oct 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    3298
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Requests could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted HTTP header.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3790-1
    October 15, 2018
    
    requests vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    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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