Authorization headers on requests are sensitive information. On making a request using the
https scheme to a server which responds with a redirect to a URI with the
http scheme, we should not forward the
Authorization header on. This is much the same as to how we don't forward on the header if the host changes. Prior to this fix,
http downgrades did not result in the
Authorization header being removed, only changes to the host.
Affected Guzzle 7 users should upgrade to Guzzle 7.4.4 as soon as possible. Affected users using any earlier series of Guzzle should upgrade to Guzzle 6.5.7 or 7.4.4.
An alternative approach would be to use your own redirect middleware, rather than ours, if you are unable to upgrade. If you do not require or expect redirects to be followed, one should simply disable redirects all together.
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