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Vulnerability of Python Requests: information disclosure via HTTP Authorization Header

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass access restrictions to data via HTTP Authorization Header of Python Requests, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Impacted systems: openSUSE Leap, Solaris, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this alert: 2/4.
Creation date: 15/10/2018.
Références of this alert: CVE-2018-18074, openSUSE-SU-2019:1754-1, RHSA-2019:2035-01, RHSA-2020:0850-01, RHSA-2020:0851-01, RHSA-2020:1605-01, RHSA-2020:1916-01, RHSA-2020:2068-01, RHSA-2020:2081-01, SUSE-SU-2019:1487-1, SUSE-SU-2019:1487-2, SUSE-SU-2020:0555-1, SUSE-SU-2020:1792-1, USN-3790-1, USN-3790-2, VIGILANCE-VUL-27503.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass access restrictions to data via HTTP Authorization Header of Python Requests, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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This computer weakness alert impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, Solaris, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet server.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this weakness bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

elasticsearch-curator: version 5.7.6.
The version 5.7.6 is fixed:
  https://pypi.org/project/elasticsearch-curator/5.7.6/

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new python-requests packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: python2-requests 2.20.1-lp151.2.3.1

Oracle Solaris: patch for third party software of October 2019 v2.
A patch is available:
  https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=1448883.1

RHEL 7: new python-pip packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7.7: python-pip 9.0.3-7.el7_7
  RHEL 7.8: python-pip 9.0.3-7.el7_8

RHEL 7: new python-requests packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7: python-requests 2.6.0-5.el7

RHEL 7: new python-virtualenv packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7.7: python-virtualenv 15.1.0-4.el7_7
  RHEL 7.8: python-virtualenv 15.1.0-4.el7_8

RHEL 8: new python27 packages.
New packages are available, as indicated in information sources.

RHEL 8: new python-pip packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 8.0-8.1: python-pip 9.0.3-16.el8

SUSE LE 12: new python3-requests packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP2: python3-requests 2.20.1-5.2
  SUSE LE 12 SP3: python3-requests 2.20.1-5.2
  SUSE LE 12 SP4: python3-requests 2.20.1-5.2
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: python3-requests 2.20.1-5.2

SUSE LE 12: new python-modules packages.
New packages are available, as indicated in information sources.

SUSE LE 15 SP1: new python-requests packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 SP1: python2-requests 2.20.1-6.3.2, python3-requests 2.20.1-6.3.2

Ubuntu: new python-requests packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 18.10: python-requests 2.18.4-2ubuntu0.18.10.1, python3-requests 2.18.4-2ubuntu0.18.10.1
  Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: python-requests 2.18.4-2ubuntu0.1, python3-requests 2.18.4-2ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: python-requests 2.9.1-3ubuntu0.1, python3-requests 2.9.1-3ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: python-requests 2.2.1-1ubuntu0.4, python3-requests 2.2.1-1ubuntu0.4

Wind River Linux: solution (28/11/2018).
The solution is indicated in information sources.
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