Debian DSA-3146-1 : requests - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81110
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Jakub Wilk discovered that in requests, an HTTP library for the Python language, authentication information was improperly handled when a redirect occured. This would allow remote servers to obtain two different types of sensitive information: proxy passwords from the Proxy-Authorization header (CVE-2014-1830 ), or netrc passwords from the Authorization header (CVE-2014-1829 ).


Upgrade the requests packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.12.1-1+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.0-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81110

File Name: debian_DSA-3146.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/2/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

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:debian:debian_linux:requests, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 70012, 70013

DSA: 3146