Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : transmission (MDVSA-2010:013)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 48167


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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in transmission :

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in Transmission 1.5 before 1.53 and 1.6 before 1.61 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of unspecified victims via unknown vectors (CVE-2009-1757).

Directory traversal vulnerability in libtransmission/metainfo.c in Transmission 1.22, 1.34, 1.75, and 1.76 allows remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a pathname within a .torrent file (CVE-2010-0012).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected transmission package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48167

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-013.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 7/30/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:mandriva:linux:transmission, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2010

Reference Information

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

MDVSA: 2010:013

CWE: 22, 352