Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : transmission vulnerabilities (USN-885-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that the Transmission web interface was vulnerable
to cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. If a user were tricked
into opening a specially crafted web page in a browser while
Transmission was running, an attacker could trigger commands in
Transmission. This issue affected Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-1757)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that Transmission did not properly perform
input validation when processing torrent files. If a user were tricked
into opening a crafted torrent file, an attacker could overwrite files
via directory traversal. (CVE-2010-0012).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44039 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1757