python-requests in 14.04 LTS breaks on some https URLs

Bug #1450670 reported by Tessa on 2015-04-30
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
requests (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Having problems fetching files using the version of python-requests in 14.04. It works fine in 14.10 and more recent releases, so it appears to be a bug in the older version of python-requests that 14.04 has. This affects things like salt-stack, which leverage python-requests to pull in data.

# echo -e "import requests\nr = requests.get('')\nprint r.text" | python
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/", line 55, in get
    return request('get', url, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/", line 44, in request
    return session.request(method=method, url=url, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/", line 455, in request
    resp = self.send(prep, **send_kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/", line 558, in send
    r = adapter.send(request, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/", line 385, in send
    raise SSLError(e)
requests.exceptions.SSLError: [Errno 1] _ssl.c:510: error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: python-requests 2.2.1-1ubuntu0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-48.80-generic 3.13.11-ckt16
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-48-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.10
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Apr 30 23:16:44 2015
Ec2AMI: ami-5189a661
Ec2AMIManifest: (unknown)
Ec2AvailabilityZone: us-west-2b
Ec2InstanceType: t2.micro
Ec2Kernel: unavailable
Ec2Ramdisk: unavailable
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: requests
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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