Ubuntu 1584-1: Transmission vulnerability

    Date26 Sep 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Transmission could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
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    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
    
    Summary:
    
    Transmission could be made to expose sensitive information over the
    network.
    
    Software Description:
    - transmission: lightweight BitTorrent client
    
    Details:
    
    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.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1584-1
      CVE-2012-4037
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.51-0ubuntu1.1
    
    
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