Amazon Linux AMI : transmission (ALAS-2014-390)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78333


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


Integer overflow in the tr_bitfieldEnsureNthBitAlloced function in bitfield.c in Transmission before 2.84 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted peer message, which triggers an out-of-bounds write.


Run 'yum update transmission' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78333

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-390.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


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:amazon:linux:transmission, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:transmission-cli, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:transmission-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:transmission-daemon, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:transmission-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/31/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4909

ALAS: 2014-390