[USN-1584-1] Transmission vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 26 14:44:23 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1584-1
September 26, 2012
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
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart Transmission to make
all the necessary changes.
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