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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.

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Releases

Packages

  • 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.

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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.

References

Related notices

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