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USN-1584-1: Transmission vulnerability

26 September 2012

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




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 versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

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