Transmission Security Update for Ubuntu Linux
Posted on: 01/17/2018 08:47 AM

Updated Transmission packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux

Transmission Security Update for Ubuntu Linux


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3533-1
January 16, 2018

transmission vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Transmission could be made to run arbitraty code.

Software Description:
- transmission: lightweight BitTorrent client

Details:

It was discovered that Transmission incorrectly handled certain POST
requests to the RPC server and allowed DNS rebinding attack. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
  transmission 2.92-2ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  transmission 2.84-3ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  transmission 2.82-1.1ubuntu3.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3533-1
  CVE-2018-5702

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.92-2ubuntu3.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.84-3ubuntu3.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.82-1.1ubuntu3.2



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