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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44039

Language:

New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

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).

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 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/885-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44039

File Name: ubuntu_USN-885-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/15/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:transmission, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:transmission-cli, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:transmission-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:transmission-daemon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:transmission-gtk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:transmission-qt, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/22/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1757, CVE-2010-0012

USN: 885-1

CWE: 22, 352