Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : requests vulnerability (USN-2531-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected python-requests and / or python3-requests

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81879 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73134

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2296

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