Ubuntu: 1584-1: Transmission vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Transmission could be made to expose sensitive information over thenetwork.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1584-1
September 26, 2012

transmission vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Transmission could be made to expose sensitive information over the

Software Description:
- transmission: lightweight BitTorrent client


Justin C. Klein Keane discovered that the Transmission web client
incorrectly escaped certain strings. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted torrent file, an attacker could possibly exploit this to
conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  transmission-common             2.51-0ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to restart Transmission to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information: