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USN-2382-1: Requests vulnerabilities

14 October 2014

Requests could be made to expose authentication credentials over the network.

Releases

Packages

  • requests - elegant and simple HTTP library for Python

Details

Jakub Wilk discovered that Requests incorrectly reused authentication
credentials after being redirected. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain authentication credentials intended for another site.
(CVE-2014-1829, CVE-2014-1830)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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