Debian DSA-2988-1 : transmission - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76843


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


Ben Hawkes discovered that incorrect handling of peer messages in the Transmission bittorrent client could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the transmission packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.52-3+nmu2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76843

File Name: debian_DSA-2988.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/26/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:transmission, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/24/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4909

BID: 68487

DSA: 2988