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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2279-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2279-1
Posted Jul 16, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2279-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-4909
SHA-256 | 102c3b451b291373563c086d75532664f1f5b37b475c6c040d5b1359c0209760

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2279-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2279-1
July 16, 2014

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- transmission: lightweight BitTorrent client

Details:

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 LTS:
transmission-common 2.82-1.1ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 13.10:
transmission-common 2.82-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
transmission-common 2.51-0ubuntu1.4

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2279-1
CVE-2014-4909

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.82-1.1ubuntu3.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.82-0ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.51-0ubuntu1.4
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