Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : transmission vulnerability (USN-1584-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Justin C. Klein Keane discovered that the Transmission web client
incorrectly escaped certain strings. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted torrent file, an attacker could possibly
exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Solution :

Update the affected transmission-common package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62347 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54705

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4037