========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1 March 16, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Requests could be made to expose cookies over the network.
Software Description: - requests: elegant and simple HTTP library for Python
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.
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
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