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USN-3790-1: Requests vulnerability

15 October 2018

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



  • requests - elegant and simple HTTP library for Python


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
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-3790-2: requests, python3-requests, python-requests