Debian DSA-1967-1 : transmission - directory traversal

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44832

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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Dan Rosenberg discovered that Transmission, a lightwight client for the Bittorrent filesharing protocol, performs insufficient sanitising of file names specified in .torrent files. This could lead to the overwrite of local files with the privileges of the user running Transmission if the user is tricked into opening a malicious torrent file.

Solution

Upgrade the transmission packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.22-1+lenny2.

See Also

https://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-1967

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44832

File Name: debian_DSA-1967.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7

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:debian:debian_linux:transmission, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0012

DSA: 1967

CWE: 22