========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2279-1 July 16, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Transmission could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
Software Description: - transmission: lightweight BitTorrent client
Ben Hawkes discovered that Transmission incorrectly handled certain peer messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: transmission-common 2.82-1.1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 13.10: transmission-common 2.82-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: transmission-common 2.51-0ubuntu1.4
After a standard system update you need to restart Transmission to make all the necessary changes.
References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2279-1 CVE-2014-4909
Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.82-1.1ubuntu3.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.82-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/2.51-0ubuntu1.4
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