[USN-1747-1] Transmission vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Feb 25 15:15:08 UTC 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1747-1
February 25, 2013

transmission vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10


Transmission could be made to crash or run programs if it received
specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- transmission: lightweight BitTorrent client


It was discovered that Transmission incorrectly handled certain micro
transport protocol packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  transmission-common             2.61-0ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  transmission-common             2.51-0ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 11.10:
  transmission-common             2.33-0ubuntu2.1

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


Package Information:

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