USN-3790-2: Requests vulnerability

22 October 2018

requests vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 18.10

Summary

Requests could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted HTTP header.

Software Description

  • requests - elegant and simple HTTP library for Python

Details

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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10
python-requests - 2.18.4-2ubuntu0.18.10.1
python3-requests - 2.18.4-2ubuntu0.18.10.1

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.

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