USN-2279-1: Transmission vulnerability

16 July 2014

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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