USN-3790-2: Requests vulnerability
22 October 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.10
Requests could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted HTTP header.
- requests - elegant and simple HTTP library for Python
USN-3790-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Requests. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.10
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Requests incorrectly handled certain HTTP headers. An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
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.