Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : requests vulnerabilities (USN-2382-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78467
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJakub Wilk discovered that Requests incorrectly reused authentication credentials after being redirected. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain authentication credentials intended for another site. (CVE-2014-1829, CVE-2014-1830).
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-requests and / or python3-requests packages.