Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : transmission vulnerability (USN-2279-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected transmission-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76559 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68487

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4909