[ GLSA 201006-06 ] Transmission: Multiple vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201006-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Transmission: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: June 01, 2010
Bugs: #309831
ID: 201006-06

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Synopsis
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Stack-based buffer overflows in Transmission may allow for remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Transmission is a cross-platform BitTorrent client.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-p2p/transmission < 1.92 >= 1.92

Description
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Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the tr_magnetParse() function
in libtransmission/magnet.c have been discovered.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or possibly execute
arbitrary code via a crafted magnet URL with a large number of tr or ws
links.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Transmission users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/transmission-1.92"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-1853
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1853

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201006-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@xxxxxxxxxx or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2010 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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