Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : transmission (MDVSA-2010:014)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48168


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in transmission :

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 this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48168

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-014.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/07/30

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:transmission-cli, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:transmission-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:transmission-daemon, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:transmission-gtk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:transmission-qt4, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0012

MDVSA: 2010:014

CWE: 22