Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : requests vulnerabilities (USN-2382-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78467
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78467

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2382-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/15/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/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:14.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1829, CVE-2014-1830

BID: 70012, 70013

USN: 2382-1