Debian DSA-1967-1 : transmission - directory traversal

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44832


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


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.


Upgrade the transmission packages.

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

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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


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


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