USN-2382-1: Requests vulnerabilities
14 October 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Requests could be made to expose authentication credentials over the network.
- requests - elegant and simple HTTP library for Python
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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.