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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1246-1] transmission security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Tavis Ormandy discovered a vulnerability in the Transmission BitTorrent client. Insecure RPC handling between the Transmission daemon and the client interface(s) may result in the execution of arbitrary code if a user visits a malicious website while Transmission is running.

Affected Software

Affected Software

transmission on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.52-3+nmu3. We recommend that you upgrade your transmission packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)