Ubuntu 18.10 : Requests vulnerability (USN-3790-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118323


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


USN-3790-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Requests. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.10

It was discovered that Requests incorrectly handled certain HTTP headers. An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.

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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118323

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3790-2.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/23/2018

Updated: 5/11/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-18074


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-requests, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-requests, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/9/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18074

USN: 3790-2