requests v2.6.0 released

Ian Cordasco graffatcolmingov at
Sat Mar 14 18:01:15 CET 2015

About Requests

Requests is an Apache2 Licensed HTTP library, written in Python, for human
beings. Requests takes all of the work out of Python HTTP/1.1 — making your
integration with web services seamless. There’s no need to manually add
query strings to your URLs, or to form-encode your POST data. Keep-alive
and HTTP connection pooling are 100% automatic, powered by urllib3.

2.6.0 (2015-03-14)


- Fix handling of cookies on redirect. Previously a cookie without a host
  value set would use the hostname for the redirected URL exposing requests
  users to session fixation attacks and potentially cookie stealing. This
  disclosed privately by Matthew Daley of `BugFuzz <>`_.
  An CVE identifier has not yet been assigned for this. This affects all
  versions of requests from v2.1.0 to v2.5.3 (inclusive on both ends).

- Fix error when requests is an ``install_requires`` dependency and ``python test`` is run. (#2462)

- Fix error when urllib3 is unbundled and requests continues to use the
  vendored import location.

- Include fixes to ``urllib3``'s header handling.

- Requests' handling of unvendored dependencies is now more restrictive.

**Features and Improvements**

- Support bytearrays when passed as parameters in the ``files`` argument.

- Avoid data duplication when creating a request with ``str``, ``bytes``, or
  ``bytearray`` input to the ``files`` argument.

(Release notes are also available

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