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[USN-2531-1] Requests vulnerability

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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1 March 16, 2015 requests vulnerability ========================================================================== 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 -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce


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