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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78467


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).

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78467

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2382-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/15

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

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

BID: 70012, 70013

USN: 2382-1