USN-2279-1: Transmission vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2279-1
16th July, 2014
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- 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
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.