[USN-2279-1] Transmission vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Jul 16 12:38:17 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2279-1
July 16, 2014

transmission vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- transmission: lightweight BitTorrent client


Ben Hawkes discovered that Transmission incorrectly handled certain peer
messages. 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 14.04 LTS:
  transmission-common             2.82-1.1ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 13.10:
  transmission-common             2.82-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  transmission-common             2.51-0ubuntu1.4

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


Package Information:

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