Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1747-1
25th February, 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 package version:
- 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
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.