[USN-1747-1] Transmission vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Feb 25 15:15:08 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1747-1
February 25, 2013
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.
- 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.
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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