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USN-1747-1: Transmission vulnerability

25 February 2013

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




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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10

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