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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1
Posted Mar 16, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2531-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-2296
SHA-256 | 3b5dfa3d2870523dde7bcde40ac0889a5386922682bebc6bf6ce36c3c40c4224

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2531-1
March 16, 2015

requests vulnerability
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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
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