Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : requests vulnerability (USN-2531-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81879
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMatthew Daley discovered that Requests incorrectly handled cookies without host values when being redirected. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform session fixation or cookie stealing attacks.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-requests and / or python3-requests packages.