[USN-1584-1] Transmission vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 26 14:44:23 UTC 2012

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1584-1
September 26, 2012

transmission vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Transmission could be made to expose sensitive information over the

Software Description:
- transmission: lightweight BitTorrent client


Justin C. Klein Keane discovered that the Transmission web client
incorrectly escaped certain strings. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted torrent file, an attacker could possibly exploit this to
conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  transmission-common             2.51-0ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to restart Transmission to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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