Descriptionhttplib2 is a comprehensive HTTP client library for Python. In httplib2 before version 0.19.0, a malicious server which responds with long series of "\xa0" characters in the "www-authenticate" header may cause Denial of Service (CPU burn while parsing header) of the httplib2 client accessing said server. This is fixed in version 0.19.0 which contains a new implementation of auth headers parsing using the pyparsing library.
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Debian Bugs982738

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python-httplib2 (PTS)buster0.11.3-2vulnerable
sid, trixie0.22.0-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - python-httplib2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - python-httplib2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - python-httplib2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue) (v0.19.0)

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