Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : transmission vulnerability (USN-1747-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Transmission incorrectly handled certain micro
transport protocol packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected transmission-common package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64891 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57872

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6129