Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3146-1 requests -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 30 Jan 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 733108.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-1829, CVE-2014-1830.
- More information:
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).
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.
We recommend that you upgrade your requests packages.