USN-1584-1: Transmission vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1584-1

26th September, 2012

transmission vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Transmission could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software description

  • transmission - lightweight BitTorrent client

Details

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 version:

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2012-4037