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USN-2279-1: Transmission vulnerability

16 July 2014

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




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.